Monday, September 15, 2014

Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Clean Eating Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

I was super excited to run across this recipe! I love any kind of treat that doesn't have dairy in it (due to allergies). This is healthy for you, but probably won't be once I eat the whole container of it!! :) I love fall and pumpkin-flavored goodies!

Monday, September 8, 2014

21 Day Fix

YES, YES, YES! The 21 Day Fix truly does live up to the hype. It is such a simple concept, but this takes all the guesswork and counting calories out of the eating plan. It will truly change how you think about eating and portion sizes, even of healthy food. Here are pictures for two days of breakfast, lunch and 2 snacks. Look at all that food!

The program guide tells you exactly how many of each container to eat each day and you plan from there!
The workouts are all around 30 minutes and are fun! They are easy to follow and there is a modifier for all moves to help lower intensity if you need it. There are 7 different workouts to follow. They are Total Body Cardio Fix, Upper Fix, Lower Fix, Pilates, Cardio Fix, Dirty 30 and Yoga Fix.

I have seen such great results personally with this program. I lost 6 pounds and several inches doing this program. I have seen my challengers lose anywhere from 6-15 pounds. The up to 15 pounds in 21 days is FOR REAL!

 Here is a great video to learn more.

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My Beachbody Transformation

Now I do not have some crazy, awesome story that I lost 100 pounds and ran a marathon, but I can imagine that I would feel the same way as I do now!
THE DREADED PREGNANCY WEIGHT (that lasted way too long)
I had always been fit, active, thin and truly had the perfect body. Then I got pregnant for the first time in 2005. I gained 46 pounds. I seriously was so clueless that I couldn't just eat whatever I wanted. I was SHOCKED when after I had my son that my stomach still looked 7 months pregnant. I just couldn't believe what had happened. I ended up losing about 25 pounds when at 5 months of age, SURPRISE! I found out I was pregnant again. I did so much better with this pregnancy, but still had a lot of weight to lose. Over the next few years, I would go down and up, but always stayed about 15 pounds heavier than my pre-pregnancy weight. Then, of course, I got pregnant with number 3. It was a horribly rough, sick pregnancy and I gained close to 50 pounds. I tried over the next 3 years to lose weight with some success.
In 2012, I went back to work. I ended up being in a classroom that had mold in it. I have never been so sick in my life. I was so so sick all the time. Sinus infections, episodes of vomiting violently, being dizzy/faint, etc. I went down to 125 pounds, but I was sick. I was barely eating, could hardly exercise and when I did I felt terrible.
During the summer, I went to see a Naturopath doctor and was finally on the way to feeling better. I transferred schools and was in a different classroom and felt so much better. The bad news was with feeling better the weight came creeping back on.
I wasn't feeling sick and ate whatever I wanted. I had a check up at the doctor in December of 2013. I weighed 140 pounds and had high cholesterol. Even though I didn't feel sick anymore, I felt terrible. I was so tired all the time. I was trying to buy clothes to conceal my belly. I felt like I had to make it a point that I was not trying to get pregnant and that I was not pregnant, so that no one would "guess" that I was.
I had lots of things before, but what I truly lacked was accountability. I signed up as a Beachbody Coach and joined a challenge group for T25 that started January 6. I stuck with it because I had other people that were doing it too! From there I did the 21 Day Fix program and then finally P90X3. The results took until August 26. It didn't happen overnight. There were times when I threw in the towel, ate terribly for days, but I got back on the saddle and kept going. At the end of those programs I weighed 119 pounds. 5 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight in 2005! The most important thing is I am healthy and strong! I have energy and I actually LIKE to buy clothes now because I can just choose what I like, not what is most concealing to my problem areas.

I couldn't even find a picture of me at my heaviest. I did NOT want to be in any pictures. My kids will think for years that I wasn't even there based on the pictures, which is SO sad. I now jump in the pictures and feel good knowing that I am a good example for all three of my kids!

Do you wish that you could do it? YOU CAN. Email me at to start your journey.