Wednesday, June 11, 2014

How I Overcame My Obsession

I officially completed my first round with the 21 day fix. My goal in the beginning was that I wanted to lose about 10 pounds.  Like I said before in my previous post, I was addicted to the numbers on the scale.  I thought that there was a magic number that would make me feel better about myself.  I thought that once I reached that I would instantly have more confidence in myself, that I wouldn't be so depressed, that I would finally stop worrying so much with how I looked.
You can ask my husband how bad it had gotten.  I have struggled with eating disorders in my past and I was right on the cusp of starting one again.  Since I got married I had this range of 5 lbs that I felt comfortable with. It was actually a really good system, or so I thought, at the the time. As long as I stayed in that range I was good.  When I got to the higher part of the range I would cut back on the junk food until I got to the lower number. BUT I was still stepping on the scale every single day. Then one day I hit the top number of my range. I just did what I had done before, but this time it didn't work. My number kept on creeping up one pound at a time.  I was freaking out.  I called my doctor and complained that my thyroid medicine wasn't working.  He adjusted it, but my number still stayed high.  I knew it was a matter of moments before I was going to head down the ED path again.  I started to weigh myself 2...3...4... times a day. I grew extremely depressed.
I had seen a few people on my Facebook bragging about this whole 21 day fix thing.  I saw people that I knew changing their bodies in just three weeks.  Since I wanted really fast results I figured this was the program for me! So for the cost of less than 2 month gym membership I ordered it. Then I did a lot of research on a protein shake/meal replacement and couldn't find anything close to what shakeology had to offer, so I got Shakeology as well. Then I had a coach e-mail me and invited me to be part of a challenge group. You guys already heard me brag about this, but I will some more.  I LOVED LOVED LOVED it!!!! Having a coach and other people in the same boat as me helped me get through it. My coach was free too! My kind of price lol.
So I went through the whole program doing my absolute best to stick with the meal plan and workouts.  The meals were awesome. I was actually eating more than I had before!
Then it came time to weigh, measure, and take my after pictures. And guess what! I was only down 0.8lbs! Whoa! The old me would have been absolutely livid that I put so much time and energy into something without losing any weight. BUT I was down 11.75" and -4% body fat! And my after pictures proved that my body did some serious changing in just three weeks.  I have more energy now than I ever had before.  I am stronger than I have ever been before.  My body looks great! I don't care that I didn't lose 10 lbs. Honestly, I think I look better than ever! My confidence has soared.  I am so happy! I know now that it doesn't matter about the number on the scale. What does matter is that I'm healthy now!



I share this with all of you because I know there are other people like me out there!  I want to be your coach! I want to stand side by side with you!  We can do this together!!!!! I have a challenge group starting on June 30th and I would love for you to be a part of it!

To Get started

Sign up for your free account

then fill out this application-- it is going to ask you for your goals! I want you to dig deep for this answer and not just a "I want to lose 10 lbs."  I want it to be more like, "I want enough energy in the day to play with my kids." or "I want to build my confidence up and feel stronger."

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I hope you will chose me to be your coach! I want to show you the person you are able to become!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

30 Day Wife Challenge

I believe that as a wife it is so important to support your husband. I have fallen so short of that.  I have had such an issue with feeling the need to control Noah. I've been manipulating, conniving, and down right mean sometimes in order to get what I want. I want to publicly repent of this. By controlling him I've not lot him take the role as leader in the home and his confidence in himself to be able to actually thrive in that role has dwindled because of me. I have to do something about this. So.... Since I'm a planner...I have a plan of action. For the next 30 days I want to pray for him every day. 

I was given this awesome book that has some guidelines and specific prayers in it.

 I am not a "good" prayerererererer. My vocabulary is simple and if a word has more than 6 letters in it, I probably don't know what it means. I sometimes get stumped on what exactly to pray for. But most of all I become controlling in my prayers. For example: "Please God, let my husband realize that I NEED him to do the dishes more." So yes, I am definitely going to use this book to help me not be controlling.

The next step in my plan is to shower my husband with compliments! I feel like this is a great way to build his confidence up that I seemed to have been destroying before. My goal is to start out with at least 5 compliments a day and eventually work my way up from there. I don't think this will be very difficult. I'm just really going to look for every opportunity I can.

I'm sure I will add to my plan later but for now this is a good start. I want to put a challenge out there for other wives to do a 30 day pray for and compliment your husband challenge. If you are in, let me know by commenting below! 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Weekend Recap

What an amazing weekend! I feel so relaxed and I got to spend some time with some awesome friends and family. Yesterday I went shopping with my friend Kirstin and we had a very successful day! I really didn't have anything I needed but there was definitely something that I wanted that I've been putting money aside for.

This baby

I absolutely love it already. I put this strap around my chest while I workout and it reads on the watch my heart rate and how many calories I've burnt. I used it tonight in my workout. I kept on pushing myself harder and harder because I immediately saw those calories being burnt. Immediate satisfaction! If you are interested you can get it here

After doing some serious hunting for deals we were famished. I was kind of worried because this was my first time going out to eat while on the 21 day fix. We went to the Cheesecake Factory and walked by all the sinfully delicious looking cheesecakes drizzled with goodness and I reminded myself that I was going to stay strong. I found a ton of great options for lunch but decided to go with the chicken lettuce wraps Mexican style! They were actually an appetizer but came out to the perfect portion size for lunch. 

Doesn't this make you drool?

Today I had the opportunity to go to st Pete beach with some family. It was wonderful and relaxing. I packed a bunch of healthy snacks and a delicious salad for lunch and it could have been more perfect!

See my salad?

Grilled chicken on romaine lettuce with feta, cucumber, strawberry and apple. Oh and I found the most amazing salad dressing. You can get it in the produce section at publix. 

Funny story. I actually didn't get to use this. I ended up spilling it all in the cooler instead. Hilarious I tell you. But luckily there was a bar and grill I was able to steal a little balsamic vinaigrette. But let me tell you...the raspberry one is so much better.

Oh and one last thing I'm going to share my dinner from Friday night! We made blackened trout, sweet potato, and sautéed zucchini and squash...soooooo yummy! I wanted to make my own blackening seasoning since the store bought ones usually have so much sodium. 

1 1/2 T paprika
1T garlic powder
1 T onion powder
1 T ground dried thyme
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano

Mix it all together! It made quite a bit so we just put whatever we didn't use in a plastic baggy. 

Blackening seasoning is so goo on just about any fish. Brush a little coconut oil on each side and then generously coat your fish or chicken or whatever you want to use with the seasoning. 

Sear it for 3-5 minutes on each side on a smoking hot pan. We did ours on a cast iron skillet on the grill for 3 minutes per side. Enjoy!

Hope you all had a great weekend too!

Friday, May 30, 2014

How to get started on the 21 day fix

It's Friday! Wooo hoo! I get a long weekend too! The last few days have been crazy hectic. I signed up to be a coach for beachbody and put a little blurb on Facebook about my testimony in the program and I've had so many people contact me with questions. This is like a dream come true. I've always wanted to help people in this area but thought I had to have my act together 100%.  Honestly, I don't. I still want to eat a juicy burger. I still want to sleep in and skip a workout. But that is not what makes a good coach. A good coach is made by one who can stand next to a person going through a program and say, "I know exactly what you are going through!"
A lot of people had questions about the program so I thought I would give out some information and then I promise some other good stuff will come from this blog. I'm making a really awesome dinner tonight and I can't wait to share it with yall!

The official start date for the 21 day fix challenge group is JUNE 9th! The sooner you order your kit the better. If you can't do this date I will have another one starting later in June.

Here is the promo for the 21 day fix:

If this interests you and you want to be a part of my challenge group please fill out this application

To purchase the 21 day fix.

I recommend getting the challenge pack because you get both the shakeology and the program at a discount.
You can buy just the program if you aren't ready to try the shakeology. If you live by me and want to sample the shakeology let me know. I can make one for you for free! I'm so certain you will fall in love with it!!!
If you have any questions feel free to e-mail me

Here is a sneak peak of PART of my breakfast! I still can't believe how much food I'm able to eat!!!! Steel cut oats, half a smashed ripe banana, 1 teaspoon almond butter, sprinkle of cinnamon (1 yellow, 1 purple, 1 tsp). SOOOO DELICIOUS and filling!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

21 day fix.

On May 19th, I joined a challenge group to do the 21 day fix. I was super leary about it because I've tried to many different things. It isn't that other programs haven't worked, it's that I've always given up before I ever see good results. I talk myself out of them that the pizza and ice cream are so much better than being fit and healthy.  Well, I got invited to this challenge group and immediately i saw that giving up and cheating would not be an option. I wanted to results. I wanted this time to be different.
A little background with me. I'm obsessed with my body image. I'm so insecure with myself. I have had a yo-yo body. I eat and exercised based on the way I feel that day. I had a habit of stepping on the scale every day. Sometimes even more than that. I valued myself based on how the number on the scale was. I was constantly depressed as the number would go up. To add on top of that I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism.  I constantly had no energy and was not able to lose any weight no matter how hard I tried. I got on medicine and for several months I thought it was working. I still had very little energy and was feeling depressed, anxious, and not able to lost any weight.
I saw that several people on my facebook were doing this 21 day fix thing. I was seeing their before and after photos and they were so impressive. 3 weeks for those results! That's nuts! As I am a compulsive buyer, I bought the program and got some shakeology.
I'm 10 days into the program and I'm almost thinking I need to cut down on my thyroid medicine. I have so much energy I don't know what to do with it all. I'm drinking shakeology everyday and exercising every day. Before I always came up with an excuse (usually that I didn't have the energy) to not exercise. Now, exercising gives me energy.  I feel like I stumbled upon gold!.  WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THIS ACTUALLY WORKS?
I signed up to be a coach. I am a BELIEVER! I want to share this with everyone I possible can. I eat really well. Actually, I'm eating more than I have before! my abs are coming in too! I'm going to have a 6 pack here soon! AHHHH!

Below is an idea of how my days look with my meal plan.

I can't wait to share my before and after pictures! You are not going to believe them! I didn't have much weight to lose, but I needed to tone up some areas!

So in a couple weeks I'm starting a Challenge group for the 21 day fix for my friends and family. Actually anyone who wants to join can.

E-mail me if you are interested!

to get the 21 day fix and shakeology go to

Friday, May 23, 2014


So I'm attempting to start a blog once again. I said to myself today, "hey, I want to be one of those chicks that people want to hear about!" What am I kidding myself? I'm not any different than anyone else. I'm just a plan Jane girl who lives in a small Florida town with nothing better to do than busy myself with rewriting down my thoughts and feelings. It just happens that my thoughts and feelings are a little disturbing. A little about me. I'm an awesome wife! Haha I should just stop there cuz that's a lie. I'm an okay wife with lots of problems. Sometimes I think I drive my husband to insanity. There was this one time when i told my sister that my husband had a crush on her. he really never said that. he said something along the lines that he thought she was pretty when he first met her and i twisted it around in my head and chewed on it for a while and decided that it was indeed a crush. like i said....awesome wife.
 Second, I'm a. Hairdresser, an awesome hairdresser. Haha I need to stop again. I'm okay, I try hard and am always pushing myself to learn but I've jacked a couple heads up before...but it makes for a great story...but a sorry paycheck. I love learning new tips and tricks and love to share them to make every one's life easier. Who doesn't want awesome looking hair?
Third, I'm a shopaholic. The first step is admitting. The second step is to hide all your credit cards and forget where they are at.  But thank God I've completed the first step. 
Fourth, I have this never ending battle with trying to get/stay in shape.  I love too cook and workout! You can join my battle with me and together we can sit on the couch, eat Doritos, and read how I did it.
That about wraps it up for me.