Sunday, December 11, 2016

Will 2017 Be Your Year?

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I am someone who LOVES to make New Years Resolutions. I love to write them down and really think about what I want to accomplish in the new year. Think about it, you have a completely blank slate.

Forget about the past and just think about what you want to become in this new chapter of your life. Of course my goals always revolve around money, family time, personal development and WEIGHT! I keep my resolution lists and looking back I always had that dreaded number on the scale I wanted to get back to and I just knew it would happen that year. Well I can tell you that this past year I hit that number. I have teetered a bit away from it recently but I know now I will hit it again. You know why, I realized how to take care of ME. Not to do a fad diet, take a magic pill, starve myself and only eat meat. I learned that I needed to get healthy from the inside out and only when that happened would I lose the weight and be able to keep it off for good. I have not deprived myself, have not given up favorite foods and am not a slave to the gym. I am living my life, just a healthier and realistic version of it. I learned that if I splurge on a big meal at Outback that the next day I will take a few more steps and make really good food choices.

As I prepare to make my goals for 2017 I will still have a goal associated with weight on that list. But this year it will not be a number on paper that will depress me when I do not achieve it. It will be this......"continue on my health journey". This means to me that I will continue with what I am doing, keep getting healthy. If the scale goes down or I lose another pant size hooray! But that will not determine if I was successful or not.

If you are ready to make 2017 YOUR year to be the healthiest shoot me a quick comment or email. Let me be your cheerleader along the way!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Those Evil Cravings

Cravings are a problem that can completely destroy your hard work if you do not approach them the right way. I am someone who is 95% disciplined during the week doing my meal prep, staying on track with healthy snacks, exercising & drinking my water. But then the weekend comes and I completely un-do all of the hard work I put in all week. For years I have searched for a solution to this so I decided to share my findings with you guys. Have no fear, you too can be consistent with your healthy living. 

Just follow my 3 Step System

Step #1: Clear Out the Junk

Get rid of all the junk food that you currently have in your home, office and car. Go through with a big garbage bag and toss anything that remotely resembles junk food. Remember, junk food is tasty for a few minutes but is full of empty calories!  

Step #2: Stock Up on Healthy Snacks

Step two is where you go and stock up on foods that give your body fuel and keep your energy level high to get you through the day.  Nuts, seeds, fruit, veggies, hard boiled eggs, and salads are great items to have on hand. You’ll eat less of these healthy snacks, since these aren’t empty calories, but they are full of nutrients so you stay full longer. 

Step #3: HALT!

“Am I Hungry, Angry, Lonely or Tired?” If you’re hungry then reach for one of the healthy snacks from step two. If you’re angry, then figure out why and find a resolution to it. If you are lonely, then reach out to a friend, instead of reaching for junk food. And if you are tired then make the time to grab a nap or get to bed early to catch up on sleep. 

So there it is. I am no expert but this is just what I have found to work as I have been on my adventure to the healthiest version of me. Step #3 is the absolute most important step for most people. Once you realize just 'why' you are eating poorly and not giving your body the nutrition it needs is when you will finally be able to make that change. Don't give up on yourself. We are all a work in progress! 

**Inspired by information in Fit Body Boot Camp Newsletter**


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Milkshake Heaven

If you are anything like me you love anything sweet, chocolate & savory. And of course you always seem to crave it most at 10pm when you have no business eating something with that much fat and carbs. I have a solution for you and honestly you will not know the difference!

You will need:

* 1 Scoop GNC Lean Shake 25 - Chocolate Peanut Butter
* 2T PB2 (I used original but you can also use chocolate)
* 8oz Water
* Ice

Throw it all together in a blender bottle or if you really want to trick your tastebuds throw it in the blender for an extra chill. Enjoy!!

245 Calories & 30g Protein vs. 920 Calories & 10 Protein in the average chocolate shake #winning

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Triple Threat

Maybe you have been working on eating healthier, cleaner and just taking care of yourself. You are in a good routine drinking your water and exercising. But you just really want to fire up your results. This combo of products will enhance your journey and get you healthy from the inside out!

The It Works Triple Threat 90 day challenge can help you get into the best shape of your life as you detox your body, improve digestion, increase calorie burn, diminish cravings and balance healthy glucose levels to release pounds! I want you to not only reach your health goals but maintain them for life! Check out some amazing results from prior challenge participants!

If you are ready to get started comment below or  Click Here


Friday, August 26, 2016

4 Minute Workout

You heard it right. Do you ever make the excuse that you just don't have the time to workout? Well I am positive you can find 4 minutes in your schedule to do this. It is a style of workout called Tabata. You can read all about the history of Tabata here . The idea behind it is that you work as hard as you can to get your heart rate at a fat burning zone.

Give this sample workout from Health a try and let me know what you think. Happy Tabata!!


Friday, July 29, 2016

Hello, It's Me!

Through my weight loss journey I have learned that pictures are so important. On days when you are feeling down you can look back and see how far you have come. The picture on the left was me November 2015. I remember thinking I was just going to accept that I would be 'mom' size and could just wear elastic pants from now on. Well here I am on the right, 52 pounds lighter! Loving life, a colorful wardrobe & zippers 😊

I would absolutely be honored to help you on your journey. Shoot me a message or comment below and we can work on a program that best suits your needs!


Monday, June 13, 2016

Crockpot Tacos - So Easy!

Here is an easy recipe for you to make today. It's Monday so start the week off with a healthy meal and have leftovers to last you through the week. This is what you will need.

  • Salsa
  • Chicken (I use frozen tenders)
  • Taco Seasoning (Love my Taco Tuesday from Flavor God)
  • Soft or Hard Taco Shells
  • Cheese
  • Lettuce, Sour Cream, Taco Sauce and anything else you like with tacos

Throw the chicken in the Crockpot. Shake on some seasoning and pour salsa over chicken. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. When finished take a fork and shred the chicken. Top it with anything you like and enjoy!

**Leftover ideas are in a salad, nachos for the kids, wrapped in lowfat flatbread or just by itself with a veggie. Enjoy!**
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