Monday, December 29, 2014

Sales for your Resolutions

Fitness has kind of become the forefront of my life. I fell in love with Beachbody products after completing P90x3 and went on to complete Focus T25, two rounds of the 21 Day Fix, and I'm halfway through with PiYo. So much so that I signed up to be a coach which basically means I help people reach their fitness goals. 

Its resolution season (yay!) which also coincides with financial hangover season (womp womp) so I'm here to ease your burden. This sale gives you $20 back instantly via PayPal. Sweet! 

Or you can join me in my awesomeness and be a coach like me. No need to be a fitness expert...just the willingness to share your love of a product that works. 

The truth of the matter is that I don't need to be a coach. I make a decent salary and Andy makes double what I make. The extra income is nice (pays for my shakes, paid for Christmas in cash) but it's not about that. I love watching people hit milestones they never thought they'd hit. I love my the people in my challenge group rallying to help each other. I love the quality of the products. I love that it helped me to lose and keep off 30 lbs! 

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Sunday, December 28, 2014


I don't want to set resolutions because 92% of resolutions fail. Last year I set out to make health and fitness a priority, which I accomplished by losing, and keeping off, 30lbs. So I already have the tools but what I need to focus on is maximizing them. 

So here are my goals for 2015: 

1.  I want 2 abs. I like beer and bread too much for a 6 pack, but I could get down with a twofer. 

2.  I want to grow my beach body business. Being a coach has been such a blessing. My team is like a big family. I want to work on growing that team by adding more coaches. 

3.  I want to complain less. I complain about traffic, about messes, about the kids driving me nuts. I want to work on being kinder, softer, more positive, more present. 

So that's what I want 2015 to look like. What are your big goals for the new year? 

Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Merriest of Christmases

I have to say that this was one of the best christmas celebrations and Christmas season that I can remember. Isabella and Arya were so good and so excited. It's been so wonderful to watch their excitement and watch them play and get to spend so much time with our families. 

Truly blessed! 

Merry Christmas to you and yours! 

Monday, December 22, 2014

iPhone Mommy

I'm addicted to my iPhone.  It's sad.  What's worse is my justification for it.  It's not like I spend all my time on it just perusing facebook, instagram and whatnot, although that is a big part of it, things with my Beachbody coaching biz are booming and I'm answering e-mails, checking in with clients, posting to facebook groups etc.  I love being a Beachbody coach, I'm hoping there comes a time when I can do it full time, but now is not that time, so I'm left juggling a full time job, 2 kids, a husband, and a household and all I can do is get sucked into my phone.

It makes me feel pretty shitty.  Because, you see, deep in my heart I know I need to put the damn phone down and have a face-to-face conversation with my husband.  I need to leave the phone upstairs so I can play a game of Candy Land undistracted.  I need to splash with Arya in the bath instead of playing Candy Crush.

It makes me feel like a terrible mother.  I don't want to be the iPhone mommy.  I want to be engaged and present and aware, but it's like a demon that sucks me in.  I give it to much power and fall into my excuses and reasons and justifications.  I know it's bad.  I know it's a problem and I know I'm going to stop it because everyone in this family deserves a full time mommy.

I also know that saying something without a plan is bullshit so here is my plan on how to limit use of the iPhone while still working a business that I love:

  • Take 5 minutes before I come into the house after work to get to any pressing matters that I couldn't get to while working/commuting.
  • Put the phone in another room from the time I get home to the time the kids are in bed.
  • Take 30 minutes after bedtime to write/post/respond to challengers then put the phone in another room
  • Right before bed take 5 minutes to answer any other e-mails or check in to accountability groups
  • On the weekends check my phone (for business or pleasure) only while drinking my coffee and the kids are playing.  
That's my right now plan.  Not my New Year's resolution.  Not my fresh start on Monday.  Right now.  Today.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Find Ways How To Easily Relax at Home

     When you are a mom, everything is on your shoulders. You need to take of your family, your home, and the pets that everybody loves and kisses but only you clean after them… You are doing it all, and you still need to look nice, cook food and meet your husband with the smile on your face after work. Though it is amazing to have a family and people you really care about, sometimes you might care about them so much that you forget the most important person – yourself. Don’t you sometimes catch yourself, staring at the mirror and realizing that you can’t remember the last time you did something for yourself?

     Do not say that this is what comes with motherhood. Nobody says that it is easy to be a mother, but you should not forget yourself and what you need too. Just because you are a mother, it does not mean that everything is only your responsibility. I know what you are going to say right now. You are going to say that you do not have time to go to spas or yoga to relax because without you, everything would probably fall apart. You are going to say that you are the only person that makes your home livable, because everyone else has school work and meetings at work all the time.
     But not everything has to be so difficult because you can simply relax and find piece at home. Meditation and simple every day stretching, as weird as it might seem, can help you to relax even without leaving the home. Use an overstock coupon to buy a nice and comfortable yoga mat to feel the full comfort. When you will feel the need to stretch a little bit more after spending half of the day in the kitchen, you can buy stretching straps for a much lower price with overstock discount deals, so that your muscles would not be that tense after a long day. You are not a robot that can do work all day, think about your health too!
     You do not need to spend a lot of money buying gym memberships, because let’s be honest, you will not go there as much as you try to promise yourself. These simple, but effective ways will help you to relax as well as will make your body feel so much better! And after you will feel the need to move a little bit more, you can use the constant overstock online coupons that are on the website to buy some more complicated equipment that is still suitable for home (your husband will love it too!).

     Do not ever forget yourself and your needs. You are not just a mother, but a woman too, and you need to do something for yourself as well. Spas, gyms, beauty centers might be expensive and time consuming, but with such things as overstock promo code it will be much more affordable to do something for yourself without having to sacrifice too much. 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Fitness Rules

There's a lot of information on fitness out there. A lot. I'm not an expert or a doctor however, I am someone who has studied and researched and found a system that works. So here are the main "rules" or truth's that I've found to be the cornerstones for success.

1.  Drink Water

It sounds easy enough but it's amazing how many people are dehydrated. You should be drinking half your body weight in ounces, meaning a 140lb woman should be drinking 70 ounces of water each day. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up and before each meal. You'll consume 20% less calories if you do. The brain also confuses hunger with thirst, so if you're feeling extra pecking, try drinking a glass of water before feeding your cravings. 

2.  Eat Real Food 

Low fat this, sugar free that, things that crinkle in their packaging just screams PROCESSED. I used to eat 100 calorie packs and mini weight watchers cakes like they were going out of style because I thought they were acceptable as long as I had the calories for them. But if I ask myself, "is eating this going to make me healthier?" the answer would be no. Eat foods that are as minimally processed if at all. Fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean proteins, dark chocolate. You'll feel better and fuller longer. 

3.  Get Moving 

I feel like sometimes were conditioned to think that taking the stairs or parking far away is good enough and it's not. You need to get your body moving. I'm talking at least 30 minutes of activity 4-6 times a week. It's not impossible. You can run, weight train, do yoga, take a Zumba class, or do at home workout dvd's like me. Get rid of excuses like "I don't have the time, energy, or money" just find a way to make it work. 

4.  Cut The Sugar 

Eating too much sugar is, in my opinion, an epidemic. Your body can't process sugar so it stores it as fat, namely belly fat. It can be as addictive as narcotics and serves no purpose other than empty calories. Time to ditch the soda and candy bar habit stat. 

5. Get Support 

Most people want to lose weight or tone up or get healthy so you are most certainly not alone. It's great to have a support system of like minded people who are dealing with similar struggles. It can be on an app such as My Fitness Pal, in a beachbody accountability group on facebook, a group of friends meeting up once a week, weight watchers meetings, or an online forum. Use each other as resources and for support. 

6. Cook Your Own Food 

I know there are a lot more healthy options available in restaurants and takeout places now than there used to be and I'm all about enjoying a dinner out  however unless you cook it yourself you don't really know what's in it. Preparing your own meals at least 5 times per week can really help you stay on track. Make extra and take for leftovers or to grab in a pinch.

7. Mind Your Serving Sizes 

Most people have no idea about the correct serving sizes. I didn't either until I actually started measuring things. Here is what your serving sizes should look like 

Fruits and veggies - 1 cup 
Proteins- 3/4 cup
Whole grains- 1/2 cup
Healthy fats/cheese - 1/4 cup 

8. Ditch the Monday Mentality 

If you have a mid week or weekend slip up don't just give up and eat everything in sight with the idea that you can just start fresh on Monday. You'll consume hundreds of extra calories and turn a small hiccup into huge gains. Start right away. You'll feel better. 

9. Get Enough Sleep 
Sleep is your body's chance to heal itself, to recouperate. It's so important that you let your body rest, especially if you're exercising. I know it's difficult, especially if your kids wake you up early like mine do. But you can maximize your sleep by going to bed earlier, keeping your bedroom cool and dark, and not having anything caffeinated before bed.

10.  Enjoy in Moderation 

Life is too short to never enjoy the foods that we love, like cupcakes, wine, lasagna, or a bowl of ice cream. There's no reason you can't enjoy your favorite foods in moderation. There's a big difference between a bowl of ice cream and a pint of ice cream. I always strive for 80/20 this way I don't feel deprived and I can stay on track without feeling like I can NEVER treat myself. I always have 1 cheat meal per week and 1 cheat snack. Make it a choice to indulge. 

Many people have no idea how good their body was meant to feel when it has proper rest, nutrition, and exercise. If you need help I would be more than happy to be your coach. You can email me at or sign up for your FREE beach body account at