Sunday, November 1, 2015

Happy November: Four Tips for a Happy & Healthy You

Good morning and happy November!


How was your Halloween?  We had a great family day with our little skeleton.  We went to Trader Joe's, Barnes and Noble and played outside.  Today begins my 21 Day Fix Challenge Group!  We bought lots of food from Trader Joe's yesterday to fuel the week and all for less than $100.  I'm always impressed with how much food we get there for the cost.

In the spirit of starting November out feeling fantastic, I wanted to share some of my tips to feeling my best.  None of them are big surprises, but I'm sharing them anyways because I know they make a big difference in my life.  They are simple, but important.

1 – Eat better.  Eat more whole foods.  REAL FOOD.  Cut back on sugar.  Food is medicine, my friends.  Whole foods make me feel incredible.  I feel really good every day and that definitely wasn’t always the case.  Food influences happiness. I get happy when I eat a chocolate chip cookie too, but if they are made with really crappy ingredients, I feel lousy later.  However, if I get a Chipotle burrito packed with brown rice, black beans, tomatoes, corn, guacamole and lettuce, I feel really happy and full.  Also, I don’t feel bad later.  The food we eat every day influences how we feel every day.  It impacts the decisions we make and how clearly we are thinking.  It influences our emotions and how we can tolerate stress.  I’m not saying that the food can cure all, but it is crazy powerful. 

2 – Workout.  Just 20-30 minutes 4-5 days/week.  These days as a busy, full-time working mama I don’t have much time to workout.  I used to spend hours and hours running before work each week.  Running isn’t my priority right now, but I still have fitness goals.  I want to get stronger and leaner.  I want to sweat and do something for me.  How do I fit in a workout?  I involve my family.  The time after work is precious.  My husband and I only have 2-3 hours with our son before he goes to sleep.  We want to make that time count.  Therefore, Sage joins us for the workout.  Right now I’m doing PiYo, so I bring my little guy in the basement with me and a bunch of his toys and that’s how I do my 20-30 minute workout.  Also, the change of scenery is nice for him as we enter (what we like to call) cranky o’clock (you know that time before bedtime…).  It’s entertaining for us and Sage.  He’ll crawl under me when I’m doing plank, he’ll dance to the music, sometimes I have to pause my workout and help him with a book or a toy, but I do the best I can.  Most often it’s fun for all and I’m a better mama for it.

3 – Checkout from your phone.  I made this rule for myself that I don’t go on my phone from 5-7PM.  That is time dedicated to my family.  I might use it to take a photo or post a recipe on FB, but I’m not sitting staring at it.  It’s what works for me and it’s refreshing!  Don’t get me wrong I love my iPhone and all its powers, but I find that by setting that time where I won’t be on it, that I focus on my family more.  I focus on dinner and playtime.  I just feel better from the break.

4 – Focus on what you did accomplishment, not everything that needs to get done.  Let me explain.  There are days when I wake-up late and my husband and I are rushing around trying to get ready for work and Sage needs breakfast and Jax (our dog) wants to go outside.  We’re juggling everything and then we fly out the door.  The workdays are busy and then we’re home and it’s time to get dinner on the table, laundry needs to get done, the house needs cleaning, we want to give Sage all our attention… There’s basically a million different things I could focus my attention on, but if I did that nothing would really get done.  So I focus on just getting something done.  Maybe it’s laundry one night or maybe it’s vacuuming.  I know these aren’t what you would truly call accomplishments, but they are productive.  Many nights my accomplishment is a nice dinner and playtime with Sage then relaxing with husband after he goes to bed.  That’s wonderful.  When I get a chance to write a post (like this one) or connect with others in my Challenge Groups, or I have the opportunity to share what I can offer as a Health Coach, that’s fantastic.  I feel like I really got a lot done!  Putting it simply, focusing on what didn't get done is stressful and I don't have time for that!

I love the start of a new month.  November is a special one because it's the time before the holidays hit.  It's a time of opportunity.  Think about what you can do to feel your best this month.  It is not too late to join my 21 Day Fix Accountability Group either.  Our goal is get to fit by Thanksgiving and we start today {email me at or find me on Facebook}!

Do you follow any of these tips?

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Why I Became a Beachbody Coach & Why It Could Be For You Too

Hey hey!

I want to jump right into my post today on why I became a Beachbody Coach.  I've gotten a bunch of questions and it's about time I filled you guys in!  Here's the scoop:  In August, I officially became what I like to call a Health Coach.  It’s how I define myself.  I've only been coaching for two months now and it is changing my life in so many positive ways.  I don’t say that lightly.  This decision has been monumental in a variety of ways and I’m going to share them all with you.  I also want you to know that this is something that you could do t0o.  It doesn’t matter where you are in your health and fitness journey.

I’ve been blogging for three years and I think it’s pretty obvious that I have a huge passion for health and wellness.  I'm a health enthusiast.  For the past six years I have been soaking in as much information about how to become the best version of myself.  I’ve been on a journey to have a happy and fun relationship with food, I’ve gone through a pregnancy, had a beautiful boy, and now I’m balancing life as a busy mom and wife.  I’ve read so many books and scoured the internet all to feed my passion.  In the process I discovered that a plant-based diet works fantastically for me.  In fact, I’ve never felt better and I owe so much of that to eating whole foods every day.  I also work full-time in the legal field and have a toddler.  Both of these things keep me very busy.  

Before having a baby, I spent hours running each week and blogging.  Well, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I don’t blog as often now and running has taken a backseat.  However, I had been thinking for a while that this was the perfect time to start pursuing another desire of mine:  helping others on their health and fitness journey.  For years I’ve had friends and family asking me for advice.  I wasn’t getting paid to give my personal opinion on what foods to eat and not to eat to feel great, I just genuinely loved helping them.  If it worked for me, maybe it could work for them too.  Just talking about it is so much fun and very fulfilling. 

The opportunity to become a Beachbody Coach basically presented itself.  I saw a door and I opened it.  It wasn’t the first time I’d been presented with this opportunity, but it was the right time.  Being a Coach can mean a number of things depending on where you want to take it.  Here are the reasons I became a Coach:

*to help others along their health and fitness journey
*to connect with other like-minded people
*to build my own business and make money
*to get the discount on Shakeology and the fitness programs

I did it for all of those reasons.  I know coaches who just do it for the Shakeology discount and that’s fantastic.  I hugely appreciate that discount every month.  As I’ve confessed, I’m hooked on Shakeology (and my husband is too) and that discount helps us keep within our budget.  If that’s something you too could benefit from, let me know.  I also know coaches who want to help others while getting their discount.  They have a full-time job, but being a Coach is very rewarding to do on the side.  I completely agree!  Then there are coaches that want, or have, built a business of their own.  How cool!  You might know someone who has done this or is working towards this and I think it’s wonderful.  It’s a goal of mine and something I’m working hard towards.

Then there's the fitness aspect.  For years all I did was run.  Discovering my love for different sorts of workouts is a blast and my body is thanking me for doing something other than just running.  I am PiYo hooked as you may have noticed.  I know I am getting stronger by the day and it is so rewarding.  I have personal fitness goals that I want to reach and these workout programs are giving me that opportunity.  I bring Sage down in the basement with me and he plays with his toys while I get in a workout, or my husband joins me for a workout and Sage gets to join the workout party.  We want to be great role models for him as he grows up and the fact that we can bring fitness into our home rocks.  

I’m a part of team Fit & Fierce and just being a part of the community is so inspiring.  We support each other and encourage each other no matter what type of coach we are.  We all do what works best for us as individuals.  I’m sharing this with you because maybe it will trigger something within you.  Can you relate to any of the reasons I listed for why I became a Coach?  If you can, then I would love to chat more with you about this opportunity.  The personal development I’ve put in just by becoming a Coach feels fantastic, and I would love to share that gift.  Remember that it doesn’t matter if you’re in incredible shape or just starting to put more thought into your health, we all have something to offer. 

 I hope I’ve answered your questions, but if I’ve missed anything, please let me know.  If you want to talk more about all this fun stuff, find me on Facebook, Instagram, or email me at  Can’t wait to connect!

How was your weekend?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Fall Life Happenings


How are you?!  We are well into the fall season and this is my absolute favorite time of year.  I am a fall weather loving kind of woman.  It’s like autumn hits and I suddenly feel more at peace.  I love jeans, sweaters, boots, pumpkin everything, apples galore, colorful leaves, rainy days, comfort food… I wish October was double the length.  We’ve been doing a lot of fall things lately.  Last weekend we went to an apple festival by us not only for the beautiful scenic drive but for entertainment for Sage.  He loved watched the kids on the fair rides.  We all enjoyed an apple fritter (or two).  We also got in a nice walk along the paths in our neighborhood.  During the summer it wasn’t all that fun being on the paths because the bugs were really bad, but now that they are gone it is so much more enjoyable and everything looks so pretty.  Just typing about it makes me want to get out there now!

 The days fly by.  Between working full-time and then working (which is really not work to me) on getting my business as a Health Coach off the ground, life is busy.  When I get home from work at night, I put down my phone and devote my attention to Sage and my husband.  We do dinner and playtime, then its bath and bed for Sage.  Many nights I’ve been bringing Sage in our lower level with me after dinner so I can get in a PiYo workout.  All the good TV shows are back so my husband and I watch a show on our iPad before bed.  My favorites right now are Scandal and Big Bang Theory, but I also really like Modern Family and Homeland.  The two hours after Sage goes to bed is time to decompress and take care of everything else that needs to get done.  Sometimes I work on Health Coach stuff and sometimes not.  Depends where my brain is by that time of night.

Anyways, I want to talk to you about a few things.  Some of it involves an opportunity for you and some of it is goal stuff for me and I’d love your thoughts.

*For starters, I’ve got another accountability group starting up November 1st!  If you’re looking for support and motivation to exercise and eat better, this is a wonderful opportunity for you.  I’m really excited about this one because it will finish up just as Thanksgiving hits.  21 Day Fix here we come!  This program focuses on eating whole foods and portion control.   No calorie counting which is what I love.  The workouts are 30 minutes daily all in the comfort of your home.  You make it work in your schedule.  All of us will be a part of a private Facebook group where you’ll get support and tips from myself, another coach friend of mine, and the other participants.  This program has been a huge hit because of its effectiveness.  Just think where you could be in 21 days.  Let me know if this interests you.  I’d love to have you in my challenge group!

*I’ve been thinking about something a lot lately.  It came out of nowhere really and it’s not something I’ve ever considered before, but I’ve been contemplating it and I get really happy when I think about it.  I want to become a certified PiYo instructor.  I’m not incredible at PiYo and I just recently fell in love with it, but that’s just it.  I love it and how it makes me feel.  I started thinking how fantastic it would be to help others feel as good as I do from PiYo.  Now I am not a good public speaker and I get anxiety, and I actually do not like being in front of a crowd, but I really want to do this.  For some reason I can imagine doing this and I think I could break out of my shell  in the process.  I’m currently participating in a 60 Day PiYo Challenge and I’m loving it.  It keeps me accountable and I’m getting better with every workout.  It’s such a change from running and I could see doing this for a very long time.  What do you think?

 *Lastly, I wanted to share my experience thus far with Shakeology.  I didn’t want to tell you guys too much until I had really dived in.  Well, I’ve been drinking Shakeology for breakfast for the last 7 weeks almost every day.  I’ve probably missed like 5 days total because on the weekends I sometimes make something else for breakfast (like pancakes!) but I’ll often have a shake later in the day.  I told you guys I would be completely honest with my results and so I’m here to do just that.  I love it!  Over the years I have used a lot of different protein powders including Sun Warrior, Vegan Smart, Plant Fusion, generic Soy Protein Powder, generic Brown Rice protein powder, etc.  There were things I liked about these and things I didn’t.  I LOVE the Chocolate vegan flavor of Shakeology.  I’m hooked.  I rely on it to keep me going each workday and to start my day feeling really good, and I do!  I feel energized and ready to conquer the day.  As you’ve noticed, life is busy and I care a lot about what I put in my body.  This punch of nutrition makes me happy each morning.  I love that I’m getting protein, but so many other things.  Amino acids, antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, prebiotics, digestive enzymes...  This stuff has boosted my immune system, protects my body against stress, helps my intestinal health, among other things.  I have noticed this change and I’m thankful for it.  Full disclosure here, my friends.  I’m hooked.

 Tell me something going on in your life!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Life Updates + October Challenge


Sage didn't get the selfie memo.

How are you?  How is fall treating you?  It's been a few weeks.  I've actually started many posts but they never seem to get published.  I start a post during Sage's nap and then he wakes up and I never finish it.  Or I think about posting after he's gone to bed but then decide to just relax with my hubby and pup.  That being said, I still love this little space of mine and I'm here.  I make a bigger appearance on Facebook and Instagram these days.  I'm trying hard to grow my Facebook page as I dive in as a Plant-Based Health Coach.  

I'm having lots of fun!  Helping people feel their best rocks.  I'm a foodie and it's wonderful being able to give others ideas of delicious and nutritious foods to eat.  I love following this passion of mine.  

Life is busy, busy, busy as I'm sure you can relate.  We've been doing lots of fall stuff around here.  Here's a glimpse of some recent life moments:  apple picking, pumpkin picking, apple crisp making, pumpkin pancake mornings, cuddling with Sage in the dark hours of the morning, new (used) fall boots (got Loft boots for $14 from a consignment shop!!), jeans everyday (my work went casual!), holding hands with my baby (ok, toddler) when I drop him off at the sitter, relaxing with my husband at night and watching crappy (awesome) tv shows, two dates with my hubby this month (first time in a year we had been out just the two of us!), vegan chocolate cake, Chipotle weekly family dinners...

In other news, I got a mole by ear removed.  They shaved a tiny patch of hair by my ear and seven stitches later it's all taken care of.  Boy am I glad I got it removed because it turns out that it was precancerous.  Skin cancer is scary stuff and I'm so glad to have it behind me now.  I go back to the doctor in six months and I'm guessing I'll be doing that for the rest of my life, and that is perfectly fine with me.  

Time to talk about what is in store for you this month!  I'm hosting another 5 Day Shakeology Challenge beginning October 19th.  Two and half weeks to get you signed up for the fun!  Last month's challenge went great.  Another coach and I ran the challenge and we'll be doing this challenge together again.  For five days us coaches and the participants drank Shakeology for breakfast and stuck to clean eating for the rest of the days.  We were all in a private Facebook group together and us coaches provided tips and motivation.  This October challenge will be similar.  It's a fantastic way to give Shakeology a try and see how it can benefit you.  I've been drinking Shakeology for breakfast for six weeks straight and I'm hooked.  I look forward to my shake every morning to start my day right.  

So, think about joining the challenge.  I would love to have you.  It's just an awesome way to refresh your body, start to lose weight (if that's your goal), and do something for YOU.  Email me at or message me to chat.  I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

I got to run (off to bed), but I'll be back soon.  

Happy Thursday!

What's a goal of yours for October?

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Party Fun & Peanut Butter Cups


I haven't done a weekend post in a while.  I love the weekends.  Even when we don't really do anything big, it's just nice to slow down a bit and relax.

Yesterday I made my husband and I shakes to start out the day.  I gave strawberry a try and it was tasty, but chocolate is still my favorite.  Chocolate at breakfast everyday, please!  We then went grocery shopping as a family at like 8:30 in the morning which is really a great time to go.  Sage likes staring at everything in the grocery store and there's no rush.  You don't have to worry about being in peoples way in the aisles.  Most importantly then you have all your food for the week before the weekend has hardly begun.

 After shopping we all came home and my husband and I did CIZE.  I'm a little sore this morning.  I want to do it again today.  Sage joined in the fun and walked around us while we were doing our workout.  I think he liked the music and he let us get through the full 30 minute workout which was fantastic.

Around lunchtime, Sage had a birthday party for his buddy that lives right across the street from us.  They are only a month apart and it's really fun watching them grow.  There was a ball pit.  I think Sage's expression tells you how thrilled he was about that.

There also was a slide.  Exciting stuff!  Sage had never been on a slide before (silly me!) and boy did he LOVE it.  He must have climbed up it and slid down 20 times.

After the party we were all tired.  Sage took a nap and soon it was dinner time.  We made udon noodle stir fry with broccoli and tofu and peanut butter cups for dessert.  Once fall weather hits I just love being in the kitchen.  It's suddenly not too hot to be cooking anymore and it's simply my favorite time of year.  So, peanut butter cups happened and they were incredible.  

I used a variation of this recipe and this recipe.  They were so good that I have to share this combination though.  It makes 12 peanut butter cups.

Melt these ingredients in a pan over low heat and then dish into the muffin tins:

1/2 cup earth balance butter
1/2 cup cashew butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup rice krispies
1/4 cup coconut sugar

Then melt the chocolate layer over low heat.  I used the same pan.  No need to dirty another one.

1 cup chocolate chips (I used Wegmans brand which are vegan)
1/4 cup almond milk (I used unsweetened)

Then dump the chocolate on top of each peanut butter layer.  Put the tray in the freezer.  They'll probably need to be in the freezer at least an hour before eating, but it will be tough to wait.  The first one I ate was still pretty soft, but didn't stop me.  I keep them in the freezer all week, but in reality they never last that long.

Sorry, I got sidetracked sharing that recipe.  This morning we had a few more errands to run.  Sage picked out a new toy.  He's a cool dude.


My other plans for the day are going to a consignment shop to drop off clothes.  I'm cleaning out!  I'm sick of having clothes in my closet that I don't wear.  I'm sure I'll cook up a storm at some point.  I want to get in another workout as well.  I guess I better get to it!

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Giveaway + Opportunity for You

Hi there!

I’m super excited about this post.  It involves a giveaway and an opportunity for you guys, but you already knew that from the title.  I’ve done one other giveaway over the years and it was a while ago.  It’s about time, right? 

I'm first going to tell you about the awesome event coming your way at the end of the month.  It’s a chance to 

refresh your body, 
feel better, 
do something for YOU.  

This is an opportunity to eat healthier and get support along the way.  This is a chance to lose weight (if that’s your goal) and get tips on how to do it.  This is a chance to focus on your health and be proud of yourself.  Here’s the scoop:  I am running a 5 day Shakeology Challenge starting September 21st.  The terrific lady that got me into coaching and myself will be running the challenge.  All participants will be invited to a private Facebook group where us coaches will provide grocery lists, meal plans (optional, of course), tips and support throughout the 5 days.  Basically you’ll be hearing a lot from me and it’s going to be really fun!  

We’ll be drinking Shakeology for breakfast (delicious recipes provided) to start each day feeling like superheroes.  I’ll share all the wonderful whole foods I’m eating each day to feel my best and I hope you share too!  This challenge is about doing something good for ourselves for 5 days, and the goal would be to carry on these happy and healthy habits.  The 5 day challenge is also the perfect way to see how Shakeology can benefit you.  It only costs the price of the 5 days of Shakeology and our coaching services are complimentary.  I’m already excited to drink my chocolate (vegan) shakes.

Wouldn't it be great to start out the fall season feeling fantastic?  Email me at if you're intested or want to chat more.

Maybe you’ve never heard of Shakeology and if that’s the case then you definitely should enter my giveaway.  Onto the giveaway!

I’m giving away one Shakeology packet and blender bottle.  Entering is simple.  Just jump over to my Facebook page and go the giveaway tab.  The giveaway closes on September 14th. Let your friends know to enter too.  Open to U.S. residents only (sorry to all you awesome people that live abroad).  

Good luck!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

My Skin Cancer Story

Hey hey hey!

I debated doing a post on this topic.  I was going to post about it months ago then I decided not to, but the more I thought about I realized that I really should.  My reasoning being that I want to raise awareness.  Let me start my saying I had skin cancer, not the really scary kind, but skin cancer nonetheless.  

I never thought at the young age of 28 I'd get skin cancer.  I'm not even that big of a sun person.  I rarely just sit outside for the sole purpose of getting tan and to be honest I can't even remember the last time I did that.  That being said, I have spent hours in the sun running.  In 2013 I was training for a marathon and I spent miles on the road with the sun beaming down on me.  For years before that I was training for races all in the glorious sun.  I took vacations in high school and college and for sure had some sun burns.  Growing up I would play in the sun and I definitely got sun burns then too.  The thing I learned about skin cancer is that your skin remembers every burn.  It was the accumulation of all those times that I was in the sun too long without sunscreen that added up to skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma to be exact).  

I truly stumbled across finding out that it was cancer.  It starts with the fact that I had a pea size spot on my arm that looked like a scar that just never healed.  I cannot pinpoint exactly when it appeared.  I did go back and look at pictures from my wedding three years ago though and turns out it was on my arm then.  I cringe at the fact that I went tanning before my wedding now.  It's that veryyy little red dot on my left shoulder.  I never paid any attention to it.

At the end of June I went to the dermatologist for an appointment for Sage.  You may remember that he had bad eczema around 8 months old and I took him to the skin doctor.  One of my very good friends had noticed the spot on my shoulder and told me I should mention it to the doctor.  So, at the end of Sage's appointment, quite literally as we were getting up to leave, I asked him if he would just glance at the spot on my shoulder.  His response was, "Not to freak you out, but that looks like skin cancer."  Now I know he sees skin cancer everyday so he's sort of immune to it, but I was not.  I had my baby boy in my arms and I must have looked like I'd just seen a ghost because he clearly felt horrible and told me they would remove the spot that day and have it tested.

Sage was such a trooper with me that day at the doctor.  It was way beyond nap time at this point as we waited for the doctor to remove the spot on my arm.  The shot to numb the area was the most painful part.  I got a call within the week that it was skin cancer and they would need to remove more of the area.  That appointment was scheduled and last week I went to it.  This appointment was much more surgery like.  The area was numbed with another shot and a larger portion of the area was removed.  There are 10 stitches in my arm and it's presently healing.  I go back next week to get the stitches removed and to find out if they need to take more of the area.  Recovery hasn't been bad.  I just have to be a bit careful with my arm right now and make sure to keep it clean and change the bandages daily.

I'm getting another spot removed by my ear this month.  The doctor said it doesn't look cancerous, but he's taking precaution because of my history.  I'll have a little patch of hair shaved by my ear and the skin removed.  I'm going to have to get some cute headbands to cover that spot.  I'll continue going to the skin doctor yearly and most importantly I'll be wearing lots of sunscreen.

I'm telling you this becuase I know there are a lot of people out there like me who never would have expected it to happen to them.  I'm so grateful that Sage had eczema which led me to go to the skin doctor, but otherwise I'm not sure if I ever would have gone.  I'm very lucky that it's not the life threatening kind of skin cancer and that they caught it early on.  It definitely has changed my mindset on the sun and I know better now to take care of myself.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Saturday Morning: I Spy Autumn


It's Saturday morning and Sage is napping.  My husband just made french toast and now we're relaxing before our boy wakes up.  As soon as he's up it's go, go, go!  He was up bright and early this morning.  I made my shake and Sage had toast and blackberries.  We played with his toys for a bit and then took off for a morning walk.

I didn't realize fall had made an appearance until I looked at this photo.  Check out those leaves!  I love fall.  It's by far my favorite time of year so this gets me so excited.  Last fall I was off work on my maternity leave.  So many mornings Sage and I enjoyed the autumn beauty.  Boy has he grown from this picture taken a year ago.

So the fact that I know fall is around the corner makes me want to start diving into what I consider fall recipes.  I'm not quite ready for pumpkin, but butternut squash here I come!  I really don't reserve butternut squash just for this time of year, but I see it a lot more in recipes around now.  

Oh, and if you haven't made this recipe for butternut squash alfredo yet, it's a must!  Best part is you just store the sauce in the fridge and can whip up a quick delicious dinner on a busy night.  I'm a big fan of pasta when the weather turns cold.  We aren't there yet, but I'm gearing up.

Today my parents are dropping their two little dogs off at our house because they have a wedding to go to.  Sage loves the dogs so they will be his entertainment for the afternoon.  

In other news, there's been some fun packages arriving at our door lately.  Even Jax looks excited, right?  If you missed my last post, check out this awesome opportunity coming your way in September.  I'm also planning on hosting a 7 Day Clean Eating Challenge that will be FREE to all of you!  More details on that to come.  I use Facebook as my main way of spreading the word.  I also posted a few videos last week on simple dinners.  Visit my page so we can stay connected!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

What recipe do you associate with fall?

Is it starting to look like autumn by you?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Join the Fun as Autumn Arrives

Hi there!

I wanted to share something very exciting with you...

I’m running my first CIZE Challenge Group starting September 23rd!!!   

You’re probably wondering what that is.  Basically anyone who joins the challenge group will participate in a 28 day journey to improve their health and fitness.  We’ll use the CIZE fitness program which is a BLAST, so much so that you’ll actually forget that you’re getting an amazing cardio, core and strengthening workout the whole time.  Shaun T breaks down the dance moves and you don’t have to be a dancer whatsoever, I promise!  CIZE is just super fun for you, your kids, whoever wants to join in!  There will be meal plans (if you’re interested) and the option to drink Shakeology (YUM)!

As you know, I'm a busy mom of a toddler boy and I work full-time, and there isn’t a lot of extra time each day that I can focus on me.  Being able to pop in the DVD once each day on my time frame is crucial.  This is all on your time to benefit you!  I’ll be sharing my journey over the 28 days and providing daily support with tips and motivation within the private challenge group on Facebook and I encourage you to share your experience too.  A lot of times when it comes to eating healthy and exercising, it’s just about being accountable.  We will support each other and cheer each other on.  This is a unique and really exciting thing to be a part of and I can’t wait to begin.  Whether you’re new to the fitness world or have tried other Beachbody fitness programs, this is a great opportunity.

If your goal is to lose weight, I encourage you to join in!  If you want to tone up and get lean, this will do the trick!  Or if you just want to do something new and really FUN, here’s your chance!  Share with anyone you think might want to join in.  Message me on Facebook or send me an email at if you want more information.  If you’re interested just in giving Shakeology a try for the 28 days, or maybe you’ve heard of a different fitness program that you want to try, that’s an option too.  I’d love to chat about your health and fitness goals.

Autumn is my favorite time of year and this is just a really fun way to kick off the fall season.  I’ll be back very soon with my regular posts, but I wanted to share this with you because I’d love for you to join! :)