Another adventure!

What’s in the box?!

As most of you know, I’m a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist in a school system. I love my job and I also love the flexibility that my career field offers. I can work in school systems, private practice, nursing homes, hospitals, NICU, etc.. It’s the perfect career for a military spouse since we have to pick up and move every couple of years. I love all of the experiences that I’ve been afforded. During this season of our life, the school system has been perfect considering the ages of our children. I’ve been able to take them to school with me and share in those experiences, as well as, be on the same schedule as them through two deployments. As we look ahead to another move, we’ll have to decide what’s best for the next stage. Only time will tell! LOL!

I also began a venture into health coaching a couple of years ago. I was working on my own health/fitness and figured out that the best accountability was to help others as well. It’s been so rewarding and the benefits have carried over to all aspects of my life…parenting, marriage, vision for the future, goal setting, embracing the positives and striving to live each day to the fullest. Being a part of an amazing team has pushed me to step outside of my comfort zone and strive to become a better wife and mother.

I used to work in a hospital in the NICU and outpatient pediatrics. Many people aren’t aware that a part of Speech Pathologist’s scope of practice is feeding/swallowing. I loved that environment. I was constantly challenged and constantly learning in the medical environment. Since having my own children and dealing with bottles, pacifiers, sippy cups, spoon feeding, picky eating, etc., I’ve been wanting to get back into the area of pediatric feeding. I plan to pursue this when we find out our next location.

About a year ago after my experience with coaching and improving my own nutrition, I found myself wanting to learn more. I love being an accountability partner, but I wanted to have more knowledge in the area to serve others the best that I can. I am a firm believer that good nutrition can be the starting point to improving any aspect of life. I also believe that teaching our children good eating habits is crucial. The obesity rate is astronomical in our country. There are so many busy families out there and often quick/convenient food takes priority over nutritious. I want to help families come up with plans to incorporate healthier habits.

I’ve decided to take courses to become certified as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant and Youth Nutrition Specialist. It’s been something that was weighing on my mind for awhile and I decided that this was the right time to go for it. I feel that the knowledge will help me both in the area of pediatric feeding and coaching. I’m looking forward to the challenge and I look forward to helping others lead healthier lives!

So what’s in the box?! TEXTBOOKS!

Here’s to another adventure!!23E427CE-F1D0-431D-A50D-CC18FC7E2604.jpeg

Transformation Tuesday

It’s no secret that I’ve developed some healthier habits in the past couple of years…
💪workouts regularly
🍎healthier eating (definitely still enjoy my share of ice cream and pizza!)
🍰A superfood shake everyday that actually tastes like a dessert
👭Having the group support and accountability to maintain these healthier habits!

I’ve known that I’ve felt better. I’ve known that I’ve lost and maintained a good weight. I knew about the gained confidence, feeling stronger, and the new found motivation to be the best version of me. But did I see it?!

Not until I really compared! 🤦‍♀️
Age 29 vs age 35
Not to mention that I’m 8 months pregnant in the 35 year old picture!😳

Maybe I’ve found the fountain of youth in this drink?! I love knowing that I’ve improved my body from the inside out!

Want to know the secrets to all of these changes AND get a FREE sneak peek into what a “challenge group” is all about?

We start Monday for a 10 day sneak peek! Join us! Comment below or message me for details!transformation

Who loves FREE!?

Who loves FREE?!

Have you ever wanted to get into a workout routine but had no idea where to start? Have you bounced back and forth between the gym, at-home workouts, running and haven’t quite gotten results that you were happy with? Maybe you’ve completely fallen off of the wagon and your gym membership is just money that you’re throwing away each month!🙋 Yep, I’ve been ALL of those at one point or another!

Prior to getting pregnant with my 3rd child, I was in the BEST shape of my life! Like I could ALMOST see ab muscles!😂

It wasn’t all about the ab muscles though! It wasn’t about a number on the scale. It wasn’t even about the clothes that fit me. It was about something so much deeper.

⭐️It was about the confidence that I had built. I felt comfortable in my own skin again and I felt STRONG!!

⭐️I had energy! I was able to keep up with 2 kids, full-time work, a deployed husband, the housework…everything!

⭐️I had something to focus on for ME!
So many times moms lose themselves in the lives of their kids and forget to take care of themselves. I had a positive mindset each day because I was able to take care of myself first!

💕I had the community of people along with me that were all making healthy changes in their life. The support system is KEY!

How did I gain all of this?
Yep, 30 minute workouts in my house! Now I want to give you a FREE sneak peek into what helped me. Get a 1 WEEK glimpse into what a challenge group is about and have a chance to try all of the workouts that helped me find my sense of self and my confidence again!

Each day, we’ll choose a different workout from the massive library(ALL fitness levels welcome!! YES, even beginners!!), provide support and accountability and you’ll even get all of my favorite healthy recipes AND meal prep tips!

Want more information?

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YEEHAW!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the latest workout that will be released THIS Wednesday, July 27th!  I’ve done the sneak peek workouts and I must say that it is a BLAST!  I didn’t think that I’d be sweating with some line dancing, but I was wrong!
Here are some details about the program!

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What is Country Heat?
Country Heat is a high-energy, low-impact dance workout that’s so simple and so fun, you’ll love it from the very first step. Each 30-minute routine is packed with easy-to-follow dance moves set to the hottest country music around. All you have to do is follow along and before you know it, you’re scorching calories, burning fat, and melting away the pounds as you reshape your entire body – all in just 30 days. Plus, it comes with an easy-to-follow portion control nutrition plan to maximize your results.
Who should buy it?
Anyone who’s looking for a simple, fun, and effective way to lose weight and get fit. While Country Heat is perfect for beginners, it’s also a great cardio-based workout for people at all fitness levels who like to dance or want to stay in shape. It’s also a great choice for people who like to dance but are intimidated by choreography. There are no complicated moves, no weights or equipment-just follow along and you’ll be dancing right from Day One. Also great for anyone looking for a low-impact exercise program (no jumping or weights).
How is it different from CIZE?
Country Heat’s choreography is simple; all you have to do is follow along! Autumn teaches you two steps at a time, then moves on to the next two steps. And you don’t need to memorize anything.
Country Heat features the hottest country music, using fully licensed songs that you’ve probably heard on the radio. Not only did Autumn pick these songs for their popularity, she specifically matched her moves to the faster and slower beats to create the perfect interval training within each routine. The result? A fired-up metabolism that burns maximum calories and fat-in just 30 minutes a day!

 

What do I get when I purchase the program?
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When you purchase your Country Heat you will get:
– 6 workouts on 3 DVDs in 30 minutes or less.
-7 Color coded portion controlled containers to efficiently help you portion out your food
-Country Heat Nutrition Plan which is an easy to follow guide that has recipes, tips, and more to help you get results.
-30 Days of Shakeology in any flavor
-Quickstart Guide- This is a simple 3 step guide that preps you for your fitness journey by giving you the low down on the nutrition plan and workouts.
-30 Day Calendar so that you know exactly what workouts to do in what order to maximize your results.
-Plus when you get the challenge pack you get access to Country Heat On Demand which means unlimited access to stream Country Heat and all the other workouts to any desktop, laptop, tablet, TV or mobile device.  So you can start your workouts the minute you make your purchase.
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How do I get my hands on this FUN program?
All you need to do is fill out this form and I will be in contact as soon as it is released!  I will provide a group to hold you accountable and support you from start to finish.  I will teach you about the nutrition plan, provide motivation daily and help you to make small changes in your life that will add up to huge changes!
Who’s ready to get their boots on and dance?!  Don’t wait to respond because the new challenge begins on August 1st!

 

GIVEAWAY!

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Thank you ALL for the birthday wishes!!
As I reflect on another year, I can’t help but smile. It’s funny how you think back and just watch things unfold in front of you and you realize that things happen for a reason.
It was about a year ago that I had my results from my first round of the 21 Day Fix Extreme. I thought “WOW, this really works!”. It was at that moment when I realized that programs like it, challenge groups and coaching could be beneficial to other people and I just wanted to help.
I started coaching for the discount ONLY in May 2015. I did not think that I was worthy to coach or motivate anyone. Why would anyone care what I had to say? I wasn’t a fitness expert, I didn’t always eat healthy and I didn’t want to be a yucky sales person. I decided to dive into some of the team trainings for fun. Well, I soon realized that coaching would be the best thing to get through a deployment and the best thing to keep me on track and accountable. It’s so much more than the products.
I am on a team that does charity work/fundraisers for the poor, they run team calls that are motivating and inspiring, there is a focus on building relationships and strengthening marriages above all, they run spiritual groups and book clubs and it’s about helping people in all aspects of life, not just health and fitness. I am so grateful to be surrounded by such amazing people. When Jeff and I had a date night last week, he said that I’m a different person than I was a year ago. Our marriage is the strongest that it’s ever been even after a deployment. If I would not have been a part of my team, things may have been different. I only wish that I could have all of you on that team right along with me. My only regret is that I didn’t jump on board sooner.
I am so thankful that I pushed fears aside reached out to people, started challenge groups and embraced this journey!
Take risks and step outside of your comfort zone. Everything that you could ever dream of is on the other side of fear.
 
Now for the REALLY FUN part! Anyone that would like to jump into a new fitness program, try Shakeology or even join my team during the remainder of this month will be entered to win the latest workout through Beachbody….COUNTRY HEAT! This program will be released next month and I will have the chance to pick up a copy when I go to Summit in Nashville! I will also provide you with the best accountability group that you could have to remain on track and committed to results!
 
8_6505_DIRT-TBB_Pre_Launch_Banner_700x350_TBB_Blog_Main_EN_RevisedWant more info?  Send me a message!

Baby steps

Last week, I decided to write down 10 goals for the week. I’m reading a book right now by Chalene Johnson called Push. It’s about goal setting and priorities.
We have our hands on the steering wheel and we are in control of where we want to go. Sure, things happen that may throw us off track. If we have a map to guide us, we can find our way!
This is why setting goals AND writing them down is so important. Seeing them everyday gives you that motivation to get it done. Writing down your goals week after week will show you what your priorities are.
I was able to meet 6 of my 10 goals this week. Now I know what I want to work on (and continue to work on) this week!
They don’t have to be major life changing goals….baby steps. goals
Try making a list of 10 goals for the week with at least one of them being health related.
What is one of your goals for this week?

NSVs

So many times we are focused on a number on the scale. We get frustrated when that number doesn’t budge and it makes us feel that we aren’t making any progress soooo we say “screw it”. We give up after a week…two weeks or a month.
Take a look at your NON-SCALE victories!
How do you feel? Are clothes fitting differently? Are people noticing that you have a better attitude and you are more positive? Do you have more energy to get through your day? Are you gaining confidence? Keep a journal, take pictures throughout this journey or do whatever you need to do to track.
My non-scale victory today? This moment! Ainsley and I were playing and I picked her up and twirled her around. She felt as light as a feather! I felt STRONG! That kind of stuff builds confidence and the determination to continue on this track.
There are so many other victories that we can have besides weight loss. Why? Because it’s not a quick fix! It’s a lifestyle change!
Focus on progress, not perfection and celebrate every small victory!

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21 Day Fix Extreme results

21 Day Fix results

The 21 Day Fix Extreme….I didn’t think that it would work. I knew that it would keep me eating healthy, but I thought that it would be temporary. I thought that Shakeology was too expensive and that it wouldn’t be worth it. Boy, am I glad that I said “yes!”.

The program, the group support and accountability through coaching is what helped me achieve results that I was proud of for the first time! I stuck with it and it sparked a “lifestyle change” rather than some quick fix.

In 21 days, I transformed the way that I meal plan.  I lost 10 lbs and 13 inches off of my body.  Most importantly, I stuck with this for more than 21 days, I have more confidence, more energy and the desire to continue this path to a healthier me!

Do you need to make a change?  Take my hand and let me guide you along the way!

Hammer and Chisel results

Hammer and Chisel resultsI love seeing transformation photos of others because I know now that they are so much more than a physical transformation. The best part is what you can’t see.
It’s a sense of accomplishment, a lifestyle change, happier days, more energy, better relationships, more confidence, positivity and hope.
I am so happy to say that I completed the Hammer and Chisel program and LOVED it! If I didn’t have the support of my accountability group, I know that I would have stopped.
My weight remained the same but I lost 2 inches around my hips and 1 inch around my stomach. Since June, I’ve lost 10 pounds and 16 inches and it all started with getting my eating on track. I’m so thankful for the 21 Day Fix, for jumping out of my comfort zone by coaching and for focusing on my “why”.
You CAN get results that you want, but you have to be willing to invest in yourself. Know that you are capable and once you believe that, amazing things will come!

Are you looking to make a change?  Let me help you along the way!