It’s Not Luck- March 2015 Challenge Group

My entire life (ok, since I was around 13) I felt chubby and self conscious. In high school I just wanted to be one of the girls with a flat stomach that could wear a bikini to the beach and instead I avoided the popular beach hangouts like the plague in fear that I would see someone from school and want to die a million deaths. That sounds crazy right? Obsessive? I should have been happy with the way I was right? Well… remember, I was a TEENAGER=immature + selfish + uncomfortable. The clincher to me was that I was an athlete and a dancer. I had played multiple sports since I was 5 and was dancing 6 days a week… and still I had what I called “the pudge.” My younger sisters wouldn’t let me borrow clothes (even when I was in college) because I would “stretch it out.” My grandmother once called me a “human food disposal” and I was told that I was “big boned.” I was frustrated because no matter how much I tried to eat healthy (remember the low-fat craze and then the Atkins diet) and exercise (that was built into my sports practices), I never got the body that even all the non-athlete girls had. During my first pregnancy I gave up exercise consistently because of morning sickness. I grew in my awareness of organic and clean eating as well as natural health- but still, the pudge lived on. ┬áMy first real WIN over the pudge (this is literally what Sam and I called my bloated belly) was when I cut gluten out...
SIMPLE KALE CHIP RECIPE

SIMPLE KALE CHIP RECIPE

Kale Chips are my go to HEALTHY salty snack (that and hard boiled eggs) but they took me awhile to figure out how to get them right every time. I’ve got it down now so I want to share with you. Take note of the two baking options for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding recipe for wedding...

Let Me Mentor You: Coaching Mentorship Opportunity

For those of you that have known me for a while you will might known that for the past 11 years I’ve owned and run businesses. I’ve started them from scratch and built them all to thriving businesses in their category. I am an entrepreneur at heart. It’s part of who I am and I love it. However, I did not love the tole that owning your own businesses took on my family. We worked lots of nights and weekends. We missed weddings and other important family events. I had to get babysitters way more than I’d like. There was constant fear that a client wouldn’t be happy, an employee would quit, or that we couldn’t get a project done in time. We were slaves to our own creation. This summer we retired from all but one of our companies (Bash Booths is still one of my babies). I thought I was done with business. I needed to find myself. I needed to get healthy. I was lonely and very stressed. That’s why I decided to join an online fitness and clean eating accountability group (known as a CHallenge Group) with my friend and now coach, Shay. I thought, “Well, if I tried out the coaching part as a hobby it would be fun, keep me more accountable to my fitness goals, and I could maybe make enough money to get a house cleaner once a month.” I fell in love. The workouts, Shakeology, and the challenge groups MAJORLY changed my body, my health, my mental health. It actually even improved my marriage because I was doing something for...

How to Make Yourself Workout When it’s Late & You’re Lazy

After 6 hours in the car with 6 kids in Atlanta traffic and getting home at 11:30pm, I did NOT feel like working out last night. But… I did. On nights when it’s late and I’m lazy I have to almost play a game with my own mind to get me to push play. I have to tell myself that I only have to do 10 minutes of the workout and then I can quit because I’m so tired. Here’s my basic suggestions to get your booty in motion despite your great excuses: 1. If you’ve got Shakeology then make some and drink half to give yourself some energy. Save the other half for a reward. 2. Get your workout clothes on. 3. Grab your jammies so you’re all set to collapse and sleep on the floor if need be post workout. 4. Tell yourself “It’s only ten minutes.” 5. Push play. 6. At the ten minute mark, see how you feel and if you are not falling over asleep see if you can go 5 more minutes. 7. Go Go GO GO GO 8. Slay that 30 minute workout (or more if yours is longer). 9. PJs on and reward yourself with some H2O and the second half of your Shakeology.   There’s a falsehood we tell ourselves and that is that we are so tired that it would be bad for us to workout… like not working out is going to give us more energy. Maybe this would be true if you were working out like 2 hours a day and had a manual labor job in...