Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Clean Eating Pecan Pie

Clean Eating Pecan Pie

This recipe always makes me think of my mom as this is one of her favorite recipes!!  It started out I was going to make the individual tea time tassies but then realized looking at the clock I need to speed up production.  This recipe would be very simple to convert if you want.  So here it is:

Clean Eating Pecan Pie

Easy Pie Crust Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup room temp. coconut oil
2 COLD water
First add flour, salt, oil, mix well I like to do so with my hands so I know the oil is mixed in well before adding the water.  If once you add the cold water it feels too sticky feel free to add a little more flour.  You want the crust to come together on a dough form that will be easy to roll out and add to a 9" pie dish.
Ingredients pie filling:
2 tsp butter
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup real maple syrup
1/4 cup raw sugar
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tbl whole wheat pastry flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

On the stovetop, melt the butter in a pan on low heat. Add the pecans and stir for about 5 minutes or until nuts are toasted.

Mix together beaten eggs, maple syrup, raw sugar, coconut sugar, coconut oil, vanilla, sea salt and flour. Stir in nuts. Pour filling into uncooked pie crust. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until filling is set. Cool on a wire rack.
Enjoy!!  Feel free to share and save!!



Saturday, December 27, 2014

Individual baked egg breakfast

Individual baked egg breakfast


6 large eggs
1 large bell pepper
1 cup of fresh spinach leaves
4 ounces of feta cheese (goat would work well also)
Salt & pepper

Individual Baked Egg Breakfast

Slice the bell peppers into one-inch slices, beat the eggs, mix in the spinach and cheese, and bake until perfect.

Preheat the oven to 350° F.

Slice the bell peppers into one-inch rings - go for four rings. Coarsely chop the spinach. Crumble the cheese. Beat the eggs with a small amount of water (less than a table spoon per egg used).

Place the bell pepper rings on a griddle on low heat (about 250° F) or a frying pan on low. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil into each ring. Pour the mixed eggs into each ring with just enough to completely cover the bottom of each ring with about 1/8-inch of egg. Let it cook until the egg is well set.

Transfer the bell pepper rings to a baking tray covered in baking parchment. Fill the bell pepper rings about halfway with eggs, then add generous amounts of spinach and crumbled cheese. Fill the bell pepper rings up to almost the top with eggs and add more spinach and cheese. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Time to focus

Time to focus

Today while really sitting and thinking about helping others in the year 2015 it hit me FOCUS. There are so many ways to lose weight and get in shape however very few ways support you day in and day out. That is where an online accountability group comes into play. I personally will be leading you step by step as you go through the program you selected such as T25, Insanity Mas 30, The 21 day Fix, P90X3, and so on.  
It's crazy to look back at the last December I was committed to creating a healthy lifestyle and inspiring others to do the same for 2014. My goal for 2014 was to personally help transform 50 individuals lives within online challenge groups. And from that to see the ripple affect has been very rewarding. 2015 is no different my goal is still to inspire others to not just "live" life but "live life to their fullest potential".
Insanity Max 30

 For me this exclusive VIP closed Facebook group is not just another start and stop kind of place. It's a place of FOCUSING on bettering yourself from the inside out. Taking time weekly to invest in 30 minute at home work outs, eating clean, pushing yourself to be a little uncomfortable in order to reach your personal goals, supporting others going through the exact same daily struggles.

This is the year to FOCUS on yourself past the first two week of the New Year. I will be giving helpful tips, motivation, recipes, talking about emotional eating, and etc. For 60 days straight starting January 5th.
Insanity Max 30

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 challenge group 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, how to handle the temptations, cheat meals, body image and more!
 I've created an entire curriculum for my group!

Insanity Mx 30

So beyond just investing and focusing again on better health I'm also committed to helping 5 interns learn the basics of coaching and no need to be at your goal weight to commit to helping others live a healthier life but must be willing to jump in.  If your determined, work well without all the lines drawn in the sand, enjoy seeing others succeed, and truly open to personal growth. I will be taking on a small number of interns to learn one on one how to become a successful beachbody coach.
*This is not for the person looking to make a quick buck and not willing to invest in others’ lives.
*risk takers
*vision driven
With those qualities your income will grow and never cap out. I will show you one on one how to become in the top 3% of beachbody.  This will be a basic group teaching you how to invite not sell, how to expand your contact list, time management, no need to run an online challenge group on your own.  You will be an intern for the first 60 days as a coach from that the training continues if this is still a great fit for you.  You never know until you try something new.  I'm just a small town girl making an impact on those around the united states from my home to yours.  What would 500.00 a month extra look like for your family budget?  Would that allow you to pay off the extra money spent on Christmas while helping others?  I will teach the skills needed to do so.
Insanity Max 30
To be considered for the Focus challenge group apply here-
To inspire others while getting in the best shape of your life apply here-
2015 time to focus

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Salted Caramel Chocolate Shakeology Recipe

 Salted Caramel Chocolate Shakeology Recipe

Christmas is one week away!!  Can you say goodies everywhere you turn? I mean really I head to the grocery store, at the office, out to eat, with family, friends, I could of picked up an extra 3,000 calories this week alone. Thank goodness for "treats" such as this one.  It's taste amazing and hard to believe it's healthy.

  • 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology
  • 1 cup non-fat milk,almond milk, soy milk or rice milk
  • 1 tsp. caramel extract
  • 1 dash sea salt
  •  Ice to taste

Oh yes!!  My kitchen pan, my cookie tray, my cheesecake pan, my crockpot, my Dutch oven, pretty much a lifesaver in the kitchen that goes perfect with shakeology. Easy to make and take with you. 

Milkshake on the go!! What is Shakeology?

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What to look for when picking out yogurt

What to look for when picking out yogurt

Good morning, so yesterday kicked off our Insanity Max 30 test group and the question about yogurt came up very quickly and for sure this is very common so I thought it would be helpful to sit down and write out what to avoid.  Let's face it clean eating is not always easy trust me when I started and I went to the "yogurt" section I just assumed they were all healthy I mean its yogurt made with dairy.  But here's the thing in today's world what the companies put in this "healthy food is just plain scary.  The fact that our culture is designed around "calories" and not quality is just plain sad.  So yes in order to keep the chemicals out of your yogurt the yogurts with a little more calories are actually going to help you as the day goes on.
So do I a favor after reading this blog go check your fridge and see if any of these ingredients happen to be in your yogurt?
First off never go by “low calorie” always turn the container over because more than likely it will contain the following:
Artificial flavorings
Sucralose (which means artificial sweetener)...
Acesulfame potassium (found in most diet drinks)

Corn Starch
Sugar being close to the top for ingredients 
Side effects to eating artificial sweeteners or flavoring, sucralose, acesulfame
Sweeteners simulate the sweet taste of sugar without all the calories found in table sugar and other calorie-laden sweeteners, such as high-fructose corn syrup. Concerned that the American obesity epidemic was occurring simultaneously with increased use of artificial sweeteners, Yale University neurobiologist Qing Yang conducted a review of the scientific literature on sugar substitutes and their effect on appetite and weight. Summing up her findings in the June 2010 issue of “Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine,” she cited strong evidence from previous studies showing a link between a person’s customary intake of a flavor and the intensity of his preference for more of that flavor. In other words, the sweet taste imparted by sugar substitutes tends to increase the yearning for more of that sweetness, which leads to overeating. She concludes: “Un sweetening the world’s diet may be the key to reversing the obesity epidemic.”

Chobani brand happens to be the one I really like plus the texture is great, its nice and creamy.
So what does all of that mean going back to yogurt?  So what you thought was healthy snack ended up being a food that would lead your body to crave more instead of stratifying hunger.
So now what?
Have you ever tried to eat plain Greek yogurt?  I still CAN NOT do it after a year and a half of eating clean.  Here are a few recipes I found that work wonders:
The kids and I enjoy an afternoon snack of yogurt and berries as well.  Depending on the time of the year I use either fresh or frozen.  Also taste amazing if you add fresh Granola on top.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Is team beachbody a MLM business?

Is team beachbody a MLM business?

Yes- Before I get into what MLM stands for I will share why it was created out of a need.  So Beachbody for years now has had a platform with infomercials when it comes to at home fitness.  Not unless you live under your bed you have seen one for Insanity, T25, 21 day fix, P90X, and so on.  What the CEO of beachbody Carl Daikeler found was two things, people were having amazing transformations and sharing with others and in order to end the trend on obesity having a support system in place was a must.  It wasn't just about selling a bunch of programs and them never getting opened or never seeing the person finish week two of the workout.  Also there is this little hidden gem called shakeology that is only available from a coach so rather than putting shakeology on the counter at GNC and having a 16 year old high school girl try to explain why it's not a protein shake and all the benefits.  Let the customers create an income from something they already use and love. I've met some of the most amazing ladies because of beachbody and we truly work together as a team!!

What does MLM mean?

Many types of products, rather than being available on store shelves, are sold through a distribution technique known as network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM). In this type of distribution pattern, independent salespeople represent a parent company and are paid on commission based on the volume of product that they sell. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish reputable MLM business from illegal pyramid schemes.  

So what is a pyramid?

A pyramid scheme is an unsustainable business model that involves promising participant’s payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public.  A scheme is deceiving, and not at all transparent. They present one thing, and give you another. When you want out, you find you are usually stuck with a huge loss of time, money and effort. I am 100% transparent, as are my products and what they can do. And if you ever wanted out, you leave with no strings attached, as a customer or a coach.  The money invested to become coach is 40.00 bucks.

How much work is involved?  

This is a business that takes time, hard work, and dedication to succeed at. The very day most people start working for someone else they receive “instant gratification” from their work and they get paid weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, for their work. So we’re virtually programmed to think, “As soon as I work, I should make money.” I’d say 90% of people that come into beachbody or any MLM think that way. If you’ve ever started a business from scratch then you know that you will typically NOT receive instant gratification and that it takes time, hard work, and dedication to succeed and make money. But here is the crazy cool part about being the CEO of your own business your able to decide how little or how much you pour into this business.  IF your goal is to simply help a few friends, coworkers, and family you can do so.  If your goal is to be in the top 3% of the company it's going to take work but the rewards will exceed what you thought was possible.

My thoughts on MLM as a traditional business owner?

So first off do you have any business skills to be successful with beanchbody? No.  However coming from a traditional business owners side MLM businesses are BRILLENT. 
*Zero overhead
*Zero employee's (just mentoring other CEO'S)
*Zero working cost insurances, payroll, deductions on equipment, repairs done on the building you run your business out of.
*Work from any location
*Work your own hours

What I know for sure about our team

Here is the thing I know for sure I’ve been the employee, I’ve been the boss of employee’s, I’ve been the landlord, I’ve pretty much been in a lot of different situations.  However beachbody is different in the fact that yes it’s a “team” but everyone is working together. Monday morning doesn’t come and you need to have a talk with so and so because they aren’t carrying their weight or they did not complete the task at hand like you would with an employee.  You’re not working for someone else because you’re your own boss and can determine your success based on the time invested. Monday morning comes along and I have a great idea I run with it not need to clear it by someone else.  In other cases a lot of times if you work hard you’re left feeling the short end of the stick.  I truly am inspired every day by those on our team.  Some work full time, part time, stay at home moms.  Also our focus is truly on helping others and how we can become better people to serve those around us.  It’s super cool and very rewarding.  Maybe you’ve been hurt in the past with MLM business or you thought only people at the top make money, or whatever thoughts you had before about MLM business, I ask you to have an open mind and try something new if it’s not right for you, no worries!!

How to get started?
This all sounds great but how or where do you even start?  Well that's the great part about our team you're not left out on a limb to figure it all out on your own.  Once you sign up as a coach you can expect to be enrolled into a coach basics group where you will be given the tools to learn the basics, how to run affective challenge groups, how to talk about shakeology, how to share not sell, how to use the back office, weekly team calls to stay plugged into (location doesn't matter), and being surrounded with others that are just starting out as well.  From that training on expanding your network, what social media plate forms to use, how to manage your time, attraction marketing, and how to learn skills to manage your own team that will start to evolve. 

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

What a differance a year can make

What a differance a year can make

So to sit down and write a blog is just not my thing so hang tight with me because I truly believe people can benefit from what I do as a coach.  Some may know my story while others would like a little background.  May of 2013 I found it very hard to lose the baby weight after baby number two I tried everything nothing was working.  I was working out like crazy but truly it wasn’t enough I joined an online challenge group and jumped in with two feet embracing clean eating, committing to a 30 minute at home workout, accountability, and replacing one meal a day with shakeoology.  I could not believe the success I had at the end of 90 days I had lots 40 lbs. and felt amazing. 

My personality is seeing and believing in others when they don’t see it.  I enjoy and get a lot out of helping others.  My background before being a stay at home mom was waitressing so you could say I enjoyed this for similar reasons however I hate the hours, I did not want to miss out on raising our kids, hated knowing I was building someone else future, and enjoy working hard but on my own terms.


I’m just a small town girl with big goals and dreams with that being said I’m willing to work for things in life.  My goal for 2014 was to personally help 50 people transform their health for the better.  You could say I surpassed that goal and continue to help others thanks to dedication and time invested in learning about social media plate forms such as my blog and like page.  I just show up every day in the morning and at night when the kids go to bed willing to share my story and invite others to join.

So let’s talk money it can be a sensitive subject with many but what I know at my core is not only can I help with giving someone a healthier life day by day but helping with more financial independence.  Being able to see others on my team walk away from 30 plus hours of working out of the home to the mom that just wants to earn an extra 100.00 a week to offset the cost of raising a family has been equally rewarding.  I don’t know all the answers and fail every day but one thing I’m not willing to do is give up.  And at the end of the day and as 2014 ends that was simply enough. 

In the month of December when most are worried about paying for Christmas being a beachbody coach has been a blessing.  I ran some numbers yesterday and the income from last December to this year increased by 416%!!!!  The crazy cool thing is it doesn’t cap out this is music to a person that is not afraid to work hard for one to two years of my life.  The freedom of knowing when our third child is born I don’t have to rush back to a job only to make x amount of dollars a week and not be able to breastfeed my child.  Also missing out on watching our other two grow up because they are only little ONCE.  The freedom to pick up this past week and drive 1.5 hours away just to go to my two favorite grocery stories without checking in with anyone.

Plus knowing at my core I’m able to see someone start at the lowest point in their life with zero confidence to walking around enjoying life again.  I know this is my purpose and for sure I struggled at first with following that gut feeling this was for me but somehow God always shows up and equips you with the tools needed to push past hesitations.

At the beginning I had plenty say no that’s a “scam”

Here is what I know about “scrams”- they are deceiving people and have a dark side you can’t see.  They present one thing and give another.   When you want out, you find you are usually stuck with a huge loss of time, money and effort.  I’m not sharing  “products” that are not easy to say no thanks it’s not for me or signing up as a coach and saying 3 months in this is not right for me.  So if you ever wanted out, you leave with no strings attached, as a customer or a coach.  If your focus is on helping others your level of success will follow.

Scams also don't have an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau
I promote products that help you get in better health. I empower you to help others do the same. And when you help others live healthier, we BOTH are rewarded. I offer nutrition that makes your body run better without chemical dependence or manipulation.  So when you take a look at your life where will you be 5 years from now?  Will just paying the minimum amount due on your mortgage and working your butt off for someone else’s future be in your cards?  Or as a stay at home mom wanting more freedom with your family’s time still seem to be a struggle? 

I invite you to see if coaching is right for you no strings attached.  I tend to meet your effort if you want to run with the business I meet your effort and show the ropes.  If truly just helping a few close family members is what you want to see happen I create resources available to do just that. 

There is no reinventing the wheel rather just whiling to jump aboard and take a chance on you. 

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