Thursday, June 25, 2015

HELP WANTED -- Team Elite Fitness

  • Do you love fitness or do you want to become fitter?
  • Do you want to be your own boss?
  • How about being the CEO of your OWN home fitness business?
I am looking for 10 NEW coaches to mentor in July. You will join our exclusive New Coach Training where you will get all the tools you need to achieve true success in your business. At no point will you be left guessing or feel like you are on your own!

→One on one mentoring from me
→Team calls and trainings
→Easily duplicable systems, scripts, social media tips, and more at your fingertips

I am looking for women who are…

1. Motivated to succeed
2. Open to helping others change their lives
3. Who desire something more than just the regular 40 hour grind behind a desk
4. Have a desire to earn extra income for their family

You do NOT need to be…

→A fitness expert or personal trainer
→Super fit or a size 0 or have a 6 pack

You just need to like fitness or want to get back into shape!

I’ve been there… 50 lbs heavier, tired, unmotivated, hated even the thought of going shopping because the clothes never fit. On top of that, I was unhappy in my job and sure that there was something more for me out there beyond working behind a desk for someone else. I knew I needed a change and set out to find something I love and had a passion for. Enter Beachbody in late 2011… I took a chance and figured I’d give it 1 year to see where it took me and my family. 3 years later I’ve tripled my first year income and am able to travel more than ever AND take my family right along with me. This is, hands down, one of the BEST things I’ve ever done for my family and it’s all because I’m helping people change their own lives and see that they are WORTH the fight!

** This is not for current Beachbody Coaches. **

To apply just comment below with your contact information or email me at

Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Alright, I promised I would share these... To say I'm beyond thrilled with my results from my first round of the 21 Day Fix Extreme would be an understatement. I lost a total of 4.4 lbs & 8.5". TWO FULL INCHES OFF OF EACH THIGH! Holy moly!

I think the best part is I didn't have to make myself special dinners or eat crazy foods. I ate real food with my family, the only exception is there were some nights I didn't eat potatoes. LOL! I used my containers to keep me on track with portions and hung a menu on my fridge to remind me of what I had committed to cooking for dinner that evening. I work full time outside the home and have two little girls who keep us busy all weekend. How did I make this happen? Basically, I lost all my excuses and found my results. #BOOM

I'm on my 3rd round now and you see, this isn't just a 21 days and you're done. This is an ongoing journey that I'm continuing.... building healthy habits and getting ready to rock that bikini in Cancun!

And hey... here's a little secret, you can still get in on my next challenge group... comment below if you want details. ;)

Cancun Countdown - Round 3, Day 1 - 21 Day Fix Extreme

Dinner is SERVED! One of my favorites.... crockpot roast with green beans and squash. DELICIOUS! I'm in my final countdown to Cancun and my new bikini is ready and waiting!

For my Fixers out there... 1 red and 1 green. Nom nom nom!!! Simple eating. Seriously, so easy!

Here's how I make it...

It's a Beef Bottom Round Roast in the crockpot ALL DAY LONG. :) I am working on making my own mix but it uses 1 cup of water with 1 packet of ranch, 1 packet of low sodium brown gravy, and 1 packet of Italian dressing.

Not exactly low sodium but portioned out, it's fine. We have it often!

I pinned a bunch of recipes to make my own mixes of the packets above, just haven't had time to carry them out.

Cancun Countdown - Round 3, Day 2 - 21 Day Fix Extreme

Got my workout done first thing this morning and heavied up. Plus added PiYo Buns for a little extra lower body blast. ;-) Feeling it tonight! 😬😯

Day 2 is a day of MIND GAMES! I had to go into Salem for a dental appointment and found my mind thinking about stopping by a coffee stand for a treat. Then I snapped back to reality and reminded myself of that damn bikini and Cancun. #NoExcuses

Keep your mind focused on your GOAL and you will succeed!

Screw up? Who cares! Fail forward. Start again and fix what got you off track. You are 100% jands down worth it. Right?!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Setting yourself up for FITNESS Success!

How many times have you said to yourself, "I want to lose weight and get fit" by a certain date. You start off with a vengeance, eating healthy, counting calories, working out religiously. And then it happens... life gets in the way. Your child gets sick. You have to work overtime at work to complete a major project. You go on vacation. And you have fallen off the wagon. "I'll just get back to my plan after the weekend," you say. Before you know it, you're back where you started from when you began your program.

But, it doesn't have to be this way. Eating healthy and exercising should be a lifestyle, not a short-term fix. You don't have to starve yourself to get results. In fact, a very low calorie "starvation" diet will have detrimental results on your metabolism, causing you to burn less calories daily because your body will think it is starvation mode and hold onto body fat as reserve.

Here are some tips to help you succeed at your new healthy lifestyle and achieve your goals.

1. Pick a day to officially begin. Take progress pictures, weigh yourself (first thing, on an empty stomach), and take your measurements. Record everything in a log of some sort so you can gauge your progress at a later date.

2. Set an attainable goal. You know the old saying, "Rome wasn't built in a day." You cannot expect to transform your body overnight. It's just not possible. You may want to lose 50 pounds as an overall goal. If this is your goal, start on a smaller scale. You can set a goal to lose 5 pounds in your first month. Don't be discouraged by this recommendation. A healthy weight loss is 1 to 2 pounds per week. Some weeks may be lower, and your first week of a new healthy eating plan you may lose much more. That's perfectly normal as it is water weight loss.

3. Measure and log your food. It is too easy to eyeball a portion and overeat. Invest in a set of measuring cups and spoons as well as a food scale and use them. Also, a food log such as My Fitness Pal can be very helpful for tracking your daily calories as well as macronutrients consumed. The program I use is the Fix, which comes with containers to measure your portions. (I can get you details on the Fix, if you are interested, just comment below.)

4. Avoid processed foods. Your goal should be to shop the perimeter of the grocery store - lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains. Pre-packaged granola bars, cookies, chips and other snacks are empty calories that will not provide necessary fuel for your body.

5. Drink 64 ounces of water daily. You'll be amazed at the difference if you consistently do this.

6. Find a fitness program you enjoy. Fitness is meant to be FUN! If you don't like a form of exercise, find one you do. Perhaps a group zumba class if you like to dance. If you prefer to work out alone, why not try a fitness dvd with your favorite genre of workout. If you prefer to work out with friends, why not schedule regular walks or runs or take a group fitness class together. Fitness is meant to be fun, so if you hate doing a certain method of exercise, don't do it - but rather, find something you do love. There are so many methods of exercise out there, so I am sure you will find one that is best for you!

7. Take progress pictures, weight and measurements regularly during your fitness journey. Once a month would be an ideal time period. The pictures should be taken from the front, side and back in the same outfit you took your initial pictures (preferably a sports bra and form fitting bottoms, a swimsuit or swim trunks). Log your progress so you can see your body changing.

8. Finally, celebrate your progress! You can set a goal, such as a new piece of workout gear, a new dvd, or a pedicure, after you reach each milestone goal. Your hard work deserves to be rewarded. Keep going - the results you will see and feel will be so worthwhile.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Extreme Fix Journey

Alright, seriously... I have cooked dinner 11 days in a row now. Things are getting crazy around here... my husband hasn't cooked in 11 days. And I don't think he's even having withdrawls?! Hahahaha!

On February 9th, I went Extreme... I started my 21 Day Fix Extreme journey. I made a choice that day that I was SOOOOOO tired of the rollercoaster I've been on the last year. I've been losing and gaining the same 5 lbs over and over, and about 10 lbs from my goal / happy weight. None of my clothes were fitting me right and the big BIG motivation.... Cancun. I am less than 60 days from traveling to Cancun for an all expense paid trip with not only my OWN family, but with my Beachbody family.

I decided if I was going to go Extreme, I was going ALL IN! When my kit arrived, I sat down and dove into the nutrition plan. I decided if I was going to truly stick to this I needed a PLAN. It was time to go back to my "roots" I guess you could say... back to where I found success when I first started my weight loss journey over 10 years ago. I made a menu that listed each and every single meal I would be eating from breakfast to dinner for the next 21 days. BOOM! This is what I needed... it's printed and hanging on my fridge. I'm not left to my own excuses of not knowing what to cook or not feeling like cooking and turning to take-out instead. Nope, there's a plan and I'm sticking to it.

I'll admit, I was worried about the weekends and ZERO cheat meals. However, having that plan in place took the questions and worries away... I've been able to stick to my plan and make healthy choices.

With this first round, I'm following the "Countdown to Competition" Plan of the Fix Extreme which is a bit more intense in that it incorporates carb cycling to get those awesome results you want before you go into a bikini competition. Once I finish this first 21 days, I'll be transitioning over to the regular Fix Extreme plan which still doesn't allow for treats but does allow you to have those healthy carbs daily. Then, 3 weeks out from my Cancun trip I'll be back to the Countdown plan. Hey, I've got a bikini body to shape.... ain't no messing around here baby!

The Fix Extreme workouts definitely take things to the next level. In my view, the original Fix workouts are beginner / intermediate. Definitely not easy, but good for those just getting into exercise. Well, the Extreme workouts really take things up a notch and you push yourself to get the results you are looking for.

I can't tell you how good it feels to finally be seeing changes in my body that I've been so desperately wanting. I'm starting to actually SEE my abs and fat is finally melting away after so much stress and not being on track with my nutrition.

During my first 7 days of the Fix Extreme, I am very proud to say I lost 2.5 lbs. Now to continue to maintain that beyond day 7 feels like an even bigger accomplishment. I'm going to continue to document my progress over the next 11 days and will share it here.
This just goes to show you that if you put your mind to something, dig deep, and really take it seriously... you CAN make a change. Don't doubt yourself... you are so capable and SO worth it!

If you think you want to learn more about the Fix Extreme, comment below with your email address or email me at, or send me a message over on Facebook at

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

21 Day Fix Extreme: Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Hands down, these 21 Day Fix Extreme Turkey Lettuce Wraps are my FAVORITE meal because the meat tastes like Taco Bell taco meat... but better. Seriously, joy in my mouth! Nom nom nom!!!

I added 2 corn tortillas and pico de gallo to make it a taco night dinner. Also, I add the pico de gallo when I serve it because hubby and the kids don't like it. Other options would be to add black beans and broccoli or green beans. 

Here are the ingredients, per my little assistant... enjoy! You can thank me later!

1 1/2 lbs raw 93% lean ground turkey
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, finely chopped
3/4 cup water
3/4 tomato sauce, no sugar added
6 large lettuce leaves, washed and dried
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add turkey; cook stirring frequently for 5 minutes or until no longer pink.
  • Add garlic powder, cumin, salt, chili powder, paprika, and oregano; mix well. 
  • Add onion and bell pepper, cook stirring frequently for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  • Add water and tomato sauce. Bring to a boil Reduce heat to low; cook, covered for 10 to 12 minutes. Top each lettuce leaf evenly with turkey mixture, tomato and cilantro.

If you add beans or corn tortillas 1 YELLOW
If you add avocado add 1 BLUE