Monday, December 30, 2013

Chewy No-Bake Oatmeal Bars

Chewy No-Bake Oatmeal Bars

Yummy so I saw these bad boys floating around on-line and had to give them a try.  Can I just say thank God they make a small batch I had a hard time keeping my hands out of the fridge.  So I really like the tang from the cranberries mixed with the coconut flavor.
Chewy No-Bake Oatmeal Bars

2 cups of quick whole wheat oats
2 tablespoons of ground almonds
4 tablespoons of unsweetened coconut flakes
3/4 cup of dried cranberries, chopped
3 tablespoons of unrefined coconut oil
6 tablespoons of honey
Chewy No-Bake Oatmeal Bars

Grind 1 cup of oats and mix with almonds, coconut, in a food processor.  Next place the rest of the oats in a mixing bowl and add grinded blend.  In a small saucepan over low heat, melt honey and coconut oil.  Pour into oat mixture and mix well.  Next press into either a small 9" round pan (for thinner bars) or press into a bread loaf pan.  Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, next cut and serve.

I think this might just be our families New Years Eve treat.  Happy clean eating!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Day after Christmas

The Day after Christmas

So can I just say the month of December went by sooo fast.  We were able to enjoy a few warmer days outside for this time of the year with the kids and also enjoy the snow falling for a white Christmas.  It  just does not feel like Christmas with out a little snow. So yes it's the day after Christmas how did everyone do? I know for me personally I enjoyed a piece of cheesecake, smoked cheese, cinnamon, extra bits of this and that over the past 3 days. And today I woke up and my body said time to get back on track. This is were working out alone is not enough eating clean is a must. So plan of action for today WATER!!! Workout!! Cleaned out the house of any foods that will be tempting, I will also be doing two shakeology drinks today just to get back on track. And the final and most important step is my mind set. The past 3 days was just that the past, I'm thinking about today and prepping my food before I head out the door.

The Day after Christmas

So now what?  Did you eat a little to much from Thanksgiving to Christmas? have the holidays left you feeling blaaa.  Trust me I know the feeling and if it would not of been for challenge groups this holiday season I for sure would of put all the weight back on that I worked so hard the past 8 months to take off.  But the good news is it's time to put yourself back on the table. The kids have a bunch of fun new toys to play with and now it's time to feel good in your own skin.  Trust me for most of us the idea of taking time each day to ourselves seems selfish.  But guess what by doing so you are setting yourself up to be a better mom and wife. 

The first of the year everyone and their brother will be going on a "diet" and starting a "new years resolution" can I just say I hate both of those words because in my mind it means something that never last people are always starting and stopping "diets".  In the challenge groups I run my big goal is to throw that idea out the window.  And when my challengers are able to do to it's a win win!! Sure they may stumble along the way or need to do a u-turn (just like myself) but that does not mean throw in the towel and give up.  So with a challenge group you are given that daily push to eat right and exercise, that way on the days you don't feel like doing it, you do it because everyone else in the group is working out and are going to see results.  I have a passion for helping others to create a lifestyle and I want to be able to share that with others that's why I run challenge groups.  This is not a buy it and leave you hanging kind of deal.   What I can say for sure you are active in the group daily by checking in (5 minutes), apply what I post, do your workouts, and drink shakeology daily you will see results I promise.  Also don't be sold on a "quick fix" if you want real lasting results than it takes time but for sure it can be done.  This is also not about taking 20 something pills everyday, it getting back to the basics eating right and exercise.

The Day after Christmas

So the challenge group is a 90 day group starting December 30th. It's all done through a closed online facebook support group. So only the members of the group can see what is being posted.
The Day after Christmas

What I do is help you customize your health and fitness goals to meet your needs. Then I help you choose the best Beachbody workout to get there based on your ability level. Then you replace 1 meal a day with shakeology for the next 60 days to give your body 1 meal that is supercharged with ingredients that will give you natural energy, cravings will be curbed, you will stay full for at least 3 hours and its equivalent to 6 salads in one meal. Then, I am going to teach you how to plan the other meals of the day. I will help you create a customized meal plan, give you recipes, snack ideas, tips, motivation and keep you accountable. Every day I post in the challenge group your daily mind set tip or post. You check in and rate your date and read what is posted. We all keep each other accountable!

The Day after Christmas

I am going to address the emotional eating, eating out at restaurants, going on vacation, temptations, cheat meals, body image and more!

This is what I joined last May and had such wonderful results I knew that being a coach was a must.  And as a coach I'm able to help others the same way I was helped. First I started with Chalean Extream, T25, Insanity, and now P90x3, no worries beachbody has just the right workout program for you.

Being a stay at home mom and working from home you can still get great results.  They do not happen over night and for sure eating healthy and exercise go hand in hand.  With nutrition being 70% of weight loss, it is key to have a plan and stick to it.  Any time I get a little of track it's because I did not stick with the basic's planning ahead.  So this New Years how are you going to get in the best shape of your life?  Do you want support?  Do you need any extra dose of push?  Are you afraid to fail? Are you unsure of drinking shakeology? Spending money?

I had all the same concerns and would be happy to guide you along and set you up with the best workout and plan of action.  Will 2014 be your year?  Do you long to feel good in your clothes?  Do you want to wear a bikini this summer?  The work starts NOW!!  And I'm looking for a small group of folks ready to commit to 90 days of making it happen. Ready to bring your A game?

The Day after Christmas

The results from challenge groups speak volumes and I wanted to share with you what results looks like and also are you ready? 
The Day after Christmas

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Reesecup Cheesecake

Reesecup Cheesecake

So yes I married a Christmas Eve baby!!  So we have been eating clean for 8 months now and love the way I feel from fueling my body with the proper foods.  So to blog a recipe that is not clean at all is unlike me, but my husband had a request for this so I baked one for him.  Being in the kitchen is something I enjoy for sure, to me it's a great stress reliever even if I'm doing the dishes.
Reesecup Cheesecake

1 1/2 cups of graham crackers crumbs
2 tablespoons of sugar
3 tablespoons of melted butter

24 oz. of soft cream cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cups sour cream
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup of peanut butter
4 Reese cups (crumble)
6 tablespoons of chocolate syrup

Preheat oven 350 degrees, mix crust ingredients and press into cheesecake pan (9" spring form pan).  Bake for 8 minutes and pull out of the oven to cool.  Place peanut butter in measuring cup and heat for 30 seconds then pour onto warm crust and set aside.  Next take your mixing bowl and place cream cheese, eggs, sugar, & vanilla, and mix well until creamy and blended (about 1 minute).  Next take a cup of batter and place in a different bowl and add 3 tablespoons of chocolate syrup and mix.  Place white batter in cheesecake pan, then top with chocolate batter.  Take a butter knife and swirl.  Next bake for 40-50 minutes, you want it to still have a little jiggle left when it's ready to come out of the oven.  Cool for 30 minutes then run a butter knife around the outside edge.  Take ring off after it's been cooling for 3 hours, drizzle remaining syrup on top and sprinkle Reese cups on top.  Place in refrigerator for 24 hours and then serve.
Happy Birthday Steve!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Making dreams your goals

Making dreams your goals

So I was challenge to really write down what I wanted to work towards in the next 12 months.  I for sure love goals and in the past I was able to make a few big ones happen.  Buying a house at age 19 on my own, paying it off in 5.5 years, buying a rental property at age 25, and then I want to be able to stay at home with the kids.  So my husband and I worked really hard to make that happen, after two years of not working out of the home I was so ready!!  I love working but for sure I was not wanting to give up my flexibility, so after having great results from an online challenge group that my coach did for 90 days, I was ready to go after something new.  I played around with it the first few months really not sure if it was for me and then on the third month when my customers started to have the same great success I was hocked ready to really make coaching a business.  So with that comes goals. 

While I'm sure my "goals" are annoying to some, seem ridiculous to others, unattainable to a few, and downright senseless and a waste of time they're............ MY goals.  And it's not just enough to write your goals down, put a date on it, and make it public.  How will I reach each of these goals?  Just like I set goals in weight loss, I will do things that need to be done on the days I don't feel like doing them, I will not stop when I hit a bump in the road, and of course I will make sacrifices for the next 12 months to reach these goals.  So this is a start for me and out of my comfort zone as I entered into the scary section of Wal-Mart the "craft zone" and bought things that sparkle and shin.  This puppy will hang in the basement while I workout and my goals will look me in my face everyday.  From that I will make a list of what needs to be done everyday to put me one step closer.

The Domino Effect

What does this mean? It means each month I will help other reach their own fitness goals by having a challenge group every month.  And with that I want to personally help 50 people reach their own fitness goals.

Energy to keep up with the kids/family

So to have my energy I need daily means I will continue to eat clean and healthy.  Also set a good example to my family. 


Yep my ticket has been purchases and I will be going to Vegas in June 2014 for training/ meeting up with my team as well.

Date night twice a month

Yes this is a must with two little ones a family business as well, time with hubby alone is a must!!  Because with out family life really is dull and none of these other goals would matter. 


I will be starting a test challenge group on December 30th and will be joining my challengers by doing the same workout.

Income 1,000 a week from Beachbody by September 2014

Why that amount as a goal?  Because that was my income in tips a week as a waitress before having kids.  It will be my year in business as a beachbody coach.

Ultimate Rest

I will do a 21 day ultimate reset that is made by beachbody to give myself a fresh start.


After having 2 ten lbs babies by C-section and never having abs this is something I will really need to work hard at but I know with P90x3 and eating clean I will reach this goal by April 1, 2014.

Single Moms

I think being a mom is one of the best jobs but also one of the hardest, I think moms that work and raise their kids rock.  My goal is to help one mom a month for the year 2014.

Buy land or purchase our dream home

This puppy has been on our list of goals for a few years and continues to be pushed aside.  Not this year this will be our goal and not to pay on it for 20 years.

5 star Diamond

This is beachbody related and is a really big milestone and I will hit it by December 31,2014.

Be a good leader

This is being able to help my team grow and hit their own goals.  I will set a good example and always putting others before myself.

Pay off rental property loan

Yes September 1, 2014 will be 2 years to the day that we purchased one of out rental properties and with the income I make from beachbody I will reach this goal!!

Read  for 30 minutes a day

Always being able to take more information in and applying it to how I go about my day is a great tool to set as a goal.

Look to God

So yes I have big goals and yes I will work daily on reaching them but if I'm not checking daily to see if this is still the direction my life should be going then things and goals are always able to be change. 

Family is so important to me and for sure I will take time and enjoy the small things in life.  I will enjoy potty training Josie this year because before you know it they will both be in school.  So time with the kids while they are home is going to be what counts.

Have a road map!!  I challenge you don't just go thru life wishing and hoping things will get better.  It takes action, action to make things that never happen before happen.  You get one life here on earth make it count, treat others the way you would want to be treated, live life without regrets, build relationships with those that truly have your best interest at heart. 

Making dreams your goals

Do you have dreams?  Do you wish you had the push to go after what you want in life?  Life is all in what you make of it and how you handle things that come your way.  Take the time and set your own personal goals for 2014 and stick to them.  Make sure your daily actions line up with what your shooting for and your goals should be a little scary and if their not they are not big enough!!

  I am 100% committed to helping my team, my customers and my challengers have the MOST success they can possibly have with my help!!!  Together we will set goals for ourselves, we will take action and we will achieve our dreams!!  Dream BIG and BE AMAZED AT THE POSSIBILITIES!!!!

Want more information on what Beachbody Coaching is?  Apply below!!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Healthier Holiday Cookies

Healthier Holiday Cookies

So yes it's the middle of December and needing to stay on track with eating healthy and having energy is very important.  So this week the kids and I will be taking cookies to our small group and making up cookie trays to help out older folks that have assistance living. I did not want to be the crazy lady with healthy cookies that no one wanted. So I found other recipes I could put a healthy spin on.
Healthier Holiday Cookies

Trail Mix Cookies

- 4 tablespoons of coconut oil softened
-1/2 cup of brown sugar
-1/2 cup of agave nectar
-3 egg whites
-1 cup of whole wheat flour
-1/2 teaspoon of salt
-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
-2 cups of rolled oats
-1 cup of dried fruit/chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and cook for 10-11 minutes, take large mixing bowl and place all ingredients in bowl and mix on low for 30-45 seconds.  Then mix in fruit/chocolate chips.  Form into 1 inch balls and place 12 on a regular baking sheet.  Store in air tight container.
Healthier Holiday Cookies

Almond Cookies

Healthier Holiday Cookies


-2 sticks of soften butter
-1/2 cup of ground almonds (also 15 whole almonds set  aside)
-2 cups of whole wheat flour
-1 cup of brown sugar
-1 teaspoon of salt

Healthier Holiday Cookies

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and cook for 11-13 minutes, take large mixing bowl and place all ingredients in bowl and mix on low for 30-45 seconds.   Form into 1 inch balls and place 12 on a regular baking sheet top with one whole almond on each cookie.  Store in air tight container.

Molasses Cookies

Healthier Holiday Cookies

-1/2 cup of melted butter
-1 cup of sugar
-2 egg whites
-1/4 cup of molasses
-2 cups of whole wheat flour
-2 teaspoons of baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon of salt
-1/2 teaspoon of ginger
-1/2 teaspoon of ground clover
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- a little extra sugar to sprinkle on top as they come out of the oven.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and cook for 10-11 minutes, take large mixing bowl and place all ingredients in bowl and mix on low for 30-45 seconds.   Form into 1 inch balls and place 12 on a regular baking sheet once removed from oven sprinkle sugar on top and cool, store in air tight container.

Well this darling face says it all!!  The cookies are good and it's time for another!!


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hawaiian Turkey Burger

Hawaiian Turkey Burger

Hawaiian Turkey Burger

It's Burger time!!  So I love having black bean burgers but every once in awhile you need to switch it up a bit.  This recipe let's our family do just that.  And of course on the grill is my favorite way but it was only 15 degrees today so I decided on the stove top would be great!!

1 lbs. of ground lean turkey
1/2 cup of oatmeal breadcrumbs
1/4 cup of diced green onions
1/4 cup of diced onions
1 tablespoon of parsley
1/2 teaspoon of ginger
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 of fresh diced pineapple
4 slices of Swiss or cheddar jack cheese
5 oz. of teriyaki low sodium sauce

Hawaiian Turkey Burger

Mix together the first 7 ingredients and make into 4 large patties and from that place on either outside grill or stove top.  Once cooked to the internal temp of 165 degrees remove from heat and top with fresh pineapples,  teriyaki sauce, and cheese.  Either serve open faced or pair with a whole grain roll.  Enjoy and keeping it clean!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Chalene Extreme transformation

Jeanette's Transformation

So of course I love being a coach and seeing people make changes to their life and in return a transformation happens.  But this transformation is my sister and it makes it all the more special.  Family means a lot to me and if you have family that supports you it's even better. 
Chalene Extreme Transformation

Jeanette is your classic mom with a ton on her plate.  Can I just say most days that we do get the chance to talk on the phone her to-do list and time frame of how she is going about her day makes my head spin.  I believe that she could make this work but for sure sacrifices had to be made on her end.  She is a wonderful house keeper, mom, wife, friend and employee.  She works 4-5 nights week at a horse barn giving riding lesson (travels 30 minutes one way), she keeps in close contact with a large group of friends, she is very involved with MOPS, she homeschools her daughter, she is able to make clean cooked dinners, be involved in her local church, and still found time to fit in Chalean Extreme first thing in the morning.  Most nights she gets to bed by 11:00 pm and is back up at 5:00 am to get the day started.  So the excuse of not having time to get in shape does not apply if she can make this happen anyone can.

So what I wanted to share with you was some of Jeanette's post on her facebook wall that got her were she is today.

"I am excited and curious to begin something new! I would not have tuned in to this without seeing the first-hand results with both of my sisters. My youngest sister Rachel is a coach and she is starting her latest Facebook challenge group soon! Let me know if you want to join us!! I am fascinated to see how this month unfolds!"

Chalene Extreme transformation

"Mom! MOM!!! Look! Those are dangerous! Them might explode and kill someone. Kylee, you are going to have to stay back!"

Oh my! Pomegranates spotted in the fridge! We had sampled an awesome salad at Wegmans yesterday and picked up everything to make it tomorrow. Including these "grenades"??

Jeanette and the entire family jumped on board change the kitchen and dinners being served to clean and healthy.
Chalene Extreme transformation

And of course Birthday's happened in the last 90 days as well.  So what did Jeanette do to stay focused made a more healthier version of birthday cake for her husband Sean's birthday.

Chalene Extreme transformation

Also picking up fresh fruits from the local market was very helpful along the way.  Healthy Complex carbs is something our body was designed to be able to take in and process giving us the most energy need.  This is not a "diet" were you eliminated food groups I just teach others how to do so in moderation.

Chalene Extreme transformation

Jeanette is a coffee drinker and also made the choice to have a cup and cut out white sugar.  She also enjoyed drinking shakeology daily as her breakfast and in doing so she was able to keep her need for sweets at bay.  With how much our food has changed, how it's grown, and processed over the years shakeology is sooooo important it's not a protein shake it's the most dense nutrition meal you will have in one day.  Trust me if I did not see a value in it I would not drink it and would not suggest others do the same. 

Jeanette has lost a total of 21" in 90 days and lost 35 lbs!!  And the best part she is below her pre-baby weight.  Anyone that is a mom knows that is a big mile stone.

This was a post from with in our challenge group-

"Kohl's is open late this month and I stopped there at 10:30 tonight on my way home from work. I was picking up some skincare items and a few misc Christmas gifts. BUT the best part was NEW JEANS!!!!! My work (teaching and riding at the barn) jeans were ridiculously huge and so very worn. I have been thankful to receive some lovely hand-me-down clothes from family and a friend of my sister Bethany. But no jeans there to wear with riding boots/half chaps. Anyways, tonight was my first night to shop in the "regular section" in nearly 8 years!!!! The jeans were $40 full price, super sale for $15 and down to $12 with my coupon. Hurray!!! I bought two pairs and came home and literally threw away the pair I had been wearing. They were that bad! I will dispose of the other two ancient pairs tomorrow!! How exciting!"

So Jeanette is so exited to keep going she has jam packed days and her energy is need in every minute so between eating right, drinking shakeology, and exercise she is able to keep going.  I can not wait to see what the next 90 days brings for her.

If you would like more details on how to be apart of my next challenge group message me and we I will help you create the same results, come willing to change and change will happen.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Clean Chicken Creole & Okra

Clean Chicken Creole & Okra

This recipe came from my sister Bethany, she made clean eating apart of her families routine a few months back and wanted to make a recipe that had a little kick to it.  So after watching her sons soccer game we headed to their house for lunch, she served this recipe and of course I wanted the recipe to be able to make for our own family. 
Clean Chicken Creole & Okra

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 6-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 oz grape tomatoes, halved (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped or frozen cut okra (thawed, if frozen)
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium high. Coat skillet with cooking spray, add chicken and cook for 2 minutes or until chicken is almost cooked through, stirring frequently. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside on a separate plate.
  2. Return skillet to medium-high and heat 1 tbsp oil. Add onion and pepper and cook for 4 minutes or until beginning to lightly brown, stirring frequently. Add garlic and cook for 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup water, tomatoes, okra, thyme and bay leaves. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until okra is just tender. Remove from heat, stir in hot sauce, salt, remaining 1 tbsp oil and 1/4 cup parsley. Add chicken, stir to blend, cover and let stand for 5 minutes to absorb flavors and heat chicken thoroughly.
  3. Toss rice with remaining 1/4 cup parsley and serve chicken mixture over top.

Enjoy!!  Eat Clean!!  Train Dirty!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Year Resolution

New Year Resolution

How many times have you set out with a New Year Resolution and fail buy January 15th!!  What was missing..... accountability!!  Sure you might tell your husband or wife but day in and day out they will not be in your ear pushing you on the days you don't want to do it.

New Year Resolution

So this is where challenge groups come into play-what is a challenge group?

So the challenge group is a 90 day group. It's all done through a closed online facebook support group. So only the members of the group can see what is being posted.
 What I do is help you customize your health and fitness goals to meet your needs. Then I help you choose the best Beachbody workout to get there based on your ability level. Then you replace 1 meal a day with shakeology for the next 90 days to give your body 1 meal that is supercharged with ingredients that will give you natural energy, cravings will be curbed, you will stay full for at least 3 hours and its equivalent to 6 salads in one meal. Then, I am going to teach you how to plan the other meals of the day. I will help you create a customized meal plan, give you recipes, snack ideas, tips, motivation and keep you accountable. Every day I post in the challenge group your daily mind set tip or post. You check in and rate your date and read what is posted. We all keep each other accountable!
 I am going to address the emotional eating, eating out at restaurants, going on vacation, temptations, cheat meals, body image and more!
 I've created an entire curriculum for my group!!New Year Resolution
Shakeology- is not just another protein shake. It is actually a meal replacement which means that it has the proper carb to protein ratio that you need in a meal to keep you full for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. It has the fast burning complex carbs and the slow burning fuel. Together they are what make a complete meal. Also, shakeology is equivalent to eating 6 salads in one meal. I will be honest I was a little skeptical at first, It took me forever to give it a try. But once I did I swear I will never go back. I no longer have that mid afternoon crash where I want to sleep, I don't crave sweets, and Its quick and easy when I'm busy and don't have time to make a meal! It's saved me in so many situations. Honestly it really is worth it.
New Year Resolution
So my call to action is to step up and put yourself first make this years New Years Resolution different, in the challenge groups that I run I really focus on a lifestyle not a crash diet.  So are you in?  I'm a wife and mother of two little one I have all the same life demands and if I'm able to make this work,  I can help you do the same!!  I will do a preseason to the 90 day challenge group starting December 30th.  Why not have free accountability vs. doing it on your own. 
Beachbody has amazing workout programs on the market with the release of P90x3 this month I can help find just the right workout to get you in the best shape of your life.  Message me for details on how to reserve a spot in the December 30th challenge group. 

New Year Resolution

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Week 7 of Insanity!!

Week 7 of Insanity!!

Wow hard to believe only 2 weeks of Insanity left!!  I have to say it felt great to be back on a normal schedule this week.  After Thanksgiving last week and enjoying a piece of grandma's homemade apple pie, a few extra handfuls of this and that, and pizza.  My body was craving to be back on track,  it was nice to enjoy the down time but this week feels much better. 

The second month of Insanity has been time consuming!!  I even missed one workout this week.  That is sooo not like me I follow a routine to the T but I'm human and sometime I miss a workout.  So can I just say how excited I will be to be doing P90x3 Starting December 30th!!  16 different workouts all only 30 minutes long!!  Count me in would you like to join the next challenge group and lock in the low price they are offering for the month of December?

Week 7 of Insanity!!

Also I picked up E&E on beachbody's black Friday sales, I added it Friday and Saturday before starting my workouts.  Can I just say this was a missing piece to getting thru the intense Insanity workouts.  I love the fact that even in Beachbody's E & E you are able to still have all natural, no artificial sweeteners added.  You mix it up and drink 15 minutes before you start your intense workout (taste great) and it was able to give me that little extra bust needed to endure the hour workouts.

Week 7 of Insanity!!

A big key to staying on track is meal planning I just finished up what our family will be eating for the week and what I will be making.  It's like anything in life it always goes better with a plan.  
Week 7 of Insanity!!

I can't believe it's the last month of the year, the tree is up and the kids have pretty much stayed clear of it.  Clint loves to test the water and act as though the dump truck of his is going to run into it.  He keep me on my toes!!  And Josie girl does as well, she was able to take 8 steps at once this week!!  Also her hair is getting long enough that I was able to brush the back of it this week.  Hard to believe last year at this time I was very pregnant and watching Dinner, Dive-In's & Dives every night!!  Now are two wonderful kids have now taken over the TV as well.  Clint loves watching "cat mouse" before bed.

Baby girl 10 months old this week!!

Plus the weather in Pa this week hit the 50's!!  That is not very common we actually had mud!!  I was able to take the kids to the woods one day this week and be able to see dad's "office" and sit in the skid steer.  Clint is all boy and get's the biggest smile being in anything with an engine.  It's hard to believe that our truck is red!!  Also the pipeline that is going in, is 10 miles long and it's just crazy to see how much everything has change in just the 6 weeks we have been on this job.

So as week enter into a new week tomorrow and the second week of December, it's so easy to get caught up in the hustle of having the "perfect" Christmas.  Christmas is sooo not about us, presents, holiday parties, and having time off of work.  As you enter next week keep in check why we have Christmas and the true meaning of Christmas.  You can spend hundreds and thousands of dollars and still sit in your home December 26th and feel empty.  All the gifts, holiday treats will not fill that void, make memories with family.  Also every gift purchase has a yard sale sticker in it's future.  Put time and value in something that last a life time.  

Thursday, December 5, 2013

How to over come doubt

How to over come doubt

If you are like most people, you have a goal or a dream that is meaningful and that you want to achieve. That goal may be related to personal growth issues such as weight loss, gaining self-esteem,  increasing your energy levels, or may-be the house of your dreams.

Maybe your goal is to go back to school, get a different job, or change your location.  Attempting to move through your own inner obstacles can literally leave you terrified, that is so normal.

If you have tried to reach your goal and stopped because you came across an obstacle, don’t give up. That is the nature of goals. They take you into new territory and bring you face-to-face with your own fears and doubts. The issue is not about how to avoid fear, but how to make positive decisions that boost your confidence while fear is put right in front of you.  Every day, many people give up on their dreams due to self-doubt and fear. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Make a choice

Once you define your dream or goal, decide that you want to make it happen. This may seem basic but many people never decide and commit fully to their dream. They simply keep “thinking” about it. Or, when the first obstacle appears and they give up. Make a commitment to yourself. Right now is not the time to worry about how to make it happen, or how you are going to move through your challenges. And keep that commitment NO one will let you down more then you! No matter how challenging, how fearful, or overwhelming it may seem, decide you are going for it! Why? For no other reason than because you want it. There are no excuses that will get you off track. This is something you want for yourself and a choice you have made and will stick to.

Fear does not define you
As you move forward on your dream, doubt and fear are going to show up sooner than you might have expected.  It's making the choice to not listen to your fear or it will get the best of you and find a way to get you off track of your goals.  Fear is not all of who you are, rather it is an emotion that you are experiencing.  Look fear in the eye and let it know, “You are not going to set me apart from my goals".

Change your attitude about failure

You try things, some will work, some don’t, and you do more of what works and focus your time and energy on what does work not on what you tried and failed at.  You are only given 24 hours in a day make it count and put your energy to good use.  But when moving forward in life for sure you will have set backs and failures it's what you decide to do with what you learned during that time and apply it in the future.  Failure is really just feedback on your progress.  Brush your paints off and move on try a new approach the next time.

How to over come doubt

Build your confidence

Although reaching your goals may mean, less sleep, fear, doubt, and extra stress at some points, you have to be whiling for the daily tasks even when it's not always the easiest.  It's as simple as that do it when it's easy and do it when most would drop out.  You can't dance around it, wish for it, hope it will happen, or think it will just be given to you.  When you are whiling to change your daily activities over time it will bring you closer to your goals rather than farther apart.  It's the challenges of your experiences that offers you a ton of opportunities to create and build confidence.

How to over come doubt

In my experience, only one things works and that one thing is to ignore all those negative thoughts and keep going.  Next share your goals with someone else someone that will keep you accountable when you start to have doubt.  Always seeking advice from someone that has gone thru what you are going into is so helpful.  Bottom line have a plan and stick to it do it on the days you feel like it and the days you don't feel like it. 

Lastly look at who has done it in the past and not let set backs get in their way.  Truman could have used "no college education" Kennedy could have said "I'm to young to be president"

How to over come doubt

Monday, December 2, 2013

P90X3 coming December 10th

P90X3 coming December 10th

Good afternoon can I just say it was fun to have the family together the past weekend and have more of a relaxed schedule? I totally enjoyed our down time and with down time I might of ate a handful extra of this or that.  So even more of a reason I was thrilled to get back to a normal schedule today.  I was up even earlier then normal due to hubby headed out for the first day of deer season. 

So in the next two weeks I will be finishing up Insanity.  Can I just say I have enjoyed the workouts but even me as a beachbody coach is trilled to be starting P90X3 next!!  30 minute workouts with 16 different workouts.  Yes Please!!  Everything from cardio, strength training, pilates, & yoga a great mix.


December 10th will be the release date and you better believe I will be waiting to purchase this workout.  I know they will go fast and with the deal they are offering these puppies will go like hot cakes.  You do not want to sit and wait on this because the price will go up more than likely after December 31, 2013 ($205).  This is not a graduate program from P90X and P90X2 so no worries if you have not done either of those workouts.  There are modifications for every move done in every workout.  This is designed to meet everyone right at their fitness level and build from that.

P90X3 Sample

Muscle acceleration explained-Many P90X fans were hooked on the science of muscle confusion – which introduced variety to the workouts and prevented plateauing.  P90X3 takes a hint from that success and from studies showing the most dramatic body transformations happen within the first 30 minutes of exercise. Enter muscle acceleration, a Tony Horton-approved highly-structured schedule with an incredibly high level of intensity and an unprecedented variety of moves. The gurus behind P90X3 combined exercises and added some twists to maximize your time and keep every muscle challenged for a full 30 minutes.

So what next?
There will be an introductory price of $180 vs $205 for the Challenge Pack which includes the 90 day workout, the nutrition guide, program manual, schedule of workouts, shakeology, free 30 day trial of the club membership, free shipping and a discounted price when you get the package. Buying the challenge pack is really going to give you the best bang for your buck.  And remember in that price you are getting 30 Meals!!  Shakeology is awesome and I can say being proof of the product it's worth every penny.  Or you may choice to only get the workout which is $119.00

So are you in?
Also an amazing part of having me as your Coach is the FREE online support groups I offer to help keep you motivated and accountable.  I know for me personally being a part of a challenge group was the difference between success and failure in losing weight. 


Are you ready to workout together and show P90x3 we mean business?  Invest in your workout and I will invest time into helping you make your own before and after photo.  Ready?  Message me for more details or questions.  The challenge group will start December 30th.

Homemade Bread Crumbs

Homemade Bread Crumbs

So I would always buy bread crumbs already made.  This recipes is quick and easy to replace an item you already use with something a little bit more healthier for you.  When I make it I will just place in a zip lock bag so it's easy to grab for future recipes. 

Why is oatmeal a good choice?
In addition to being low in calories, oatmeal provides about 4 g of fiber per cup. Eating a high-fiber diet can help you lose weight due to the filling nature of fiber. Foods such as oatmeal that are high in fiber are low-energy density foods, which means that there are relatively few calories compared to the bulk of the food. Eating this kind of food is also good because soluble fibers can actually help the human body cut the levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. This kind of cholesterol is considered bad for the body. All these things are happening without reducing the levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is important to the body for obtaining proper nourishment.

Homemade Bread Crumbs

  • 1 1/2 cup of old fashion whole wheat oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon of parsley
  • dash of crush peppers (I like a little kick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of  oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Italian spice
Place all ingredients in food processer and blend for 30-45 seconds that's it!!  Use in place of any recipes you would normally put bread crumbs in.

Another easy way to add a better choice of food in your every day choices we make.  Eat Clean!!

Homemade Bread Crumbs