Wrapping up the Shift Shop

“You’re a badass” “You have no idea how powerful you are” “Challenges will not defeat you” “Don’t let the move finish you” “Believe” These are just some of the messages that would be staring me in the face during a Shift Shop workout. Every time I hit the floor out of breath, feeling like I…

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie

…that’s right. I said HEALTHY Chocolate Chip Cookies. [ps. they taste so GOOD! and I am super duper picky about my cookies, especially the chocolate chip kind] I found this recipe after a really easy Google search… “Healthiest Chocolate Chip Cookie” – low and behold, a few options popped up. It basically came down to…

21 Day Fix Extreme Results

Committing to any plan can be a challenge, that’s why taking on 21 days is so appealing. I’ve tried 21 DFX when it first came out, but I didn’t complete the program. However, this time I was committed – daily workouts and following the nutrition guide. It was important to me to focus and buckle…

Shaun Week Review

A couple of months ago I wrapped up one month of regular Insanity and one month of Insanity Max 30. I had been wanting to try those programs for awhile now because people were getting such crazy results. After about a month of Insanity, I had to reel it in a bit. As much as…

Shakeology Smoothie Bowl

Oh this is a good one! Basically I wanted to use up what food I had and that’s what made this! Ingredients 2/3 cup Greek Yogurt 2/3 cup Kefir 1 scoop Shakeology (not necessary, but can be included in this if you want to add another Red) 1/2 cup Strawberries 1/2 cup Raspberries 1/8 cup…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups

If you know me at all, then you know that chocolate is my w e a k n e s s. I will legit give into it at almost every opportunity. And I’m not talking chocolate ice cream or chocolate cake – I’m talking pieces of hard chocolate or chocolate candy bars. So let’s just…

BLOAT! Ugh. Let’s be real, this is never fun. You know, that awful feeling when you’re stomach feels loaded and it pushes WAY far out, making it look like you’re pregnant when you are so NOT pregnant. I typically have a good idea of what bothers me , and I generally avoid those foods. But…

One Pan Ranch Chicken & Veggies

:: One Pan Sweet Ranch Chicken & Veggies :: This one was a family winner! <>It was super easy to prep & make <>Hubby liked it & didn’t feel like he had to add any dipping sauce (he’s a sauce lover) <>The little bit of leftovers we had were just as good the next day!…

Mac & Cheese: 21 Day Fix Style

Some days I just need some solid comfort food. My body [ or mind ] is craving something a little heavier & I just want to give in. But I’m getting to the point now where it doesn’t matter how great something tastes, it’s not worth making me feel like crap. Let’s be real. It…

It’s Not Just a Bathing Suit

Showing my body… in a bikini… on social media. Terrifying doesn’t even cover it. I remember looking at pictures of women posing in their bathing suits and rolling my eyes – “My goodness,” I thought. “They really need attention from someone.” I’d scroll past the photos slightly irritated and jealous by their boldness. As I…

Transformation Testimonial

“Today marks day 51 of my beachbody transformation – the 21 day fix extreme & 30 day deluxe Core de Force are now complete – I can happily say I didn’t miss a day & looked forward to the workout everyday When I started, I didn’t know if I’d like working out to a video,…

My Transformation

I found Beachbody at time when I was desperate to find something that would work for me. I had failed previously for many reasons – but the main reason is that I had no one to hold me accountable. That accountability factor makes ALL the difference. My first program was Hammer & Chisel – let’s…