Oh you guys 😍😍😍 Dinner tonight, softball night 🙃 Needed to be Fast and made up of ONLY the complete randomness that is available in my empty pantry and fridge 😳 End of Month for me and HUGE shift in Ty’s work schedule, paired with softball games = no time for groceries or cooking 🤷🏼♀️ so THIS beauty was born 😍….
Ground Beef Quinoa Bowl ❤️
You could make it with ANYTHING you have on hand, here is the exact deliciousness I created 👌🏼
-1 lb ground elk (any ground turkey/beef would do)
Brown meat with my no sodium taco seasoning
– 1 bag stir fry veggies (peas, broccoli, carrots and add a diced onion)
Grilled in dry pan and evoo until perfect
– 1-2 sweet potatoes diced and THIS is the MOST important trick I think I learned tonight! Do you love sweet potatoes or yams? Me to 😍 but when it is hot I hate using my oven to grill them! So here’s what I did and it worked perfect 👌🏼
– dice 1 or 2 sweet potatoes
– throw in a micro safe bowl
– toss in 1 tbsp evoo
– micro 2 minutes
– micro 1 more minute or until softening
– dump them into your frying pan and add 1/2 more tbsp more evoo, dash of pink Himalayan sea salt and any other salt free seasoning you like 😉
– cook over medium high heat, flipping and stirring regularly, until browned and crispy 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Literally the best and fastest “grilled” sweet potatoes EVER!
– 1 cup organic quinoa
Bring to a boil in 2 cups water and add 1 tsp “better than boullion” chicken flavor, cover and reduce to simmer for 15 minutes and fluff with fork
– diced tomato
– diced sweet baby peppers
– diced avocado
– diced red onion
Add all the toppings to a bowl and mix up, I added a little salsa too! Sooo yummy and a perfect FAST weeknight meal and you really could use whatever you have on hand 😘
Lets learn to love ourselves where we are at while working towards our goals together!! This bootcamp will push us to hit our goals by the Fourth of July and more importantly to love ourselves more and more everyday while we work on being healthier and happier than ever!!!
You will get all your workouts (that you’ll do from home), 30 superfood meals, the built in support and motivation that comes from being in these groups, and the exact nutrition/meal plan you need to not only get results, but to learn how to KEEP those results forever. You’ll learn all my secrets on learning to love yourself right where you are while you work on building a healthier you and get to where you want to be! Because you are amazing just the way you are and it isn’t wrong to want more out of your life and your body ❤ You will learn to NEVER diet again and how you should NEVER be hungry!
So, if you are sick of wanting more and never sticking with it, or of teeter-tottering back and forth between dieting and bingeing, losing and gaining, feeling like you have no control over food or your body, feeling like you can’t remember the last time you appreciated your body for anything, dealing with anxiety, depression or lack of energy, or if you just want to lose some fat while still enjoying the things you love like wine 😉 and chocolate, send me an email ASAP or fill out the Take My Challenge form above! My groups fill up quick, and once those spots are full, its full. Can’t wait to work with you!
**only open to women who live in the US and Canada who and are not already a coach or working with one**
These are real results, that you can really get and maintain while building confidence and staying full on food your whole family will love!!
As I laid in bed this morning listening to these little voices build and imagine and play in the hallway together, just to be near where I am ❤️ I was overcome with total gratitude for this amazing gift of motherhood and stewardship of these tiny hearts, hands and feet ❤ They absorb every breath I breathe, every thought I think and every word I speak.
They long to be near us always, in the quiet moments and in the crazy ones.
They watch us, watch ourselves in the mirror and learn how to think and talk about their own bodies.
They watch us show kindness to strangers and learn to be kind, always and to everyone.
They watch us love our husbands, their daddy and hero, and watch him love us, and learn what a healthy and strong marriage should look like and what they can expect from a man.
They watch us praise the Lord and sing to Him, read of Him and act as He would approve, and they learn to love Him.
They listen as We lift others up, speak acceptance and love into their lives, and they learn to pour their hearts into others, to be empathetic.
They watch and listen as we contain, or try our hardest to contain 😉, our temper, our anxiety, our depression, and learn to be strong and steadfast and a fighter-despite their weaknesses.
They watch us fall to our knees and depend on Him for our strength, and learn to be arrows, to turn to Him in times of need.
They watch us press on, work hard and talk about passion and purpose and dreams and things that seem impossible without faith, and they learn to have faith, to dream BIG, and that they can accomplish anything they want with God and mommy in their corner ❤️
We are more than just a mom, We are warriors, an example, a steward. And they are more than our beautiful children, they are daughters and sisters and someday mothers in Christ, Sons, Brothers and someday Fathers in Christ, they are arrows in the Lords army, they are the future.
So I will keep sharing my weaknesses and my fight, so they can see where I draw my strength ❤ And I urge you to share yours too, continue to lead by example and we need to remember as mommas, that even when we think they aren’t watching and maybe think we aren’t leading, they are, we are, always.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.- 2 Corinthians 12:9
Happy Mothers Day week to all my other arrow raisers, arrow sharpeners and arrow buffers 😉 whether you’re a mom of your own arrows or a significant role model for the arrows in your life, you are raising the future ❤️ Thank you for all you do and for all the beautiful “mothers” in my girls life, I could not raise these warriors without you!
I have to say today I was spoiled by my amazing family and I am so full of gratitude for these girls, this man, this life, the women in it, and the path behind me 😍 it got me thinking about all that I have been through that has prepared me for being a mom and quite honestly I don’t think I could share all the ways I have been grown into this role. Let me tell you a few that I struggled with, and maybe you have pieces in your past that caused pain or worry or even complete sadness that have prepared you too.
My preparation started young, before I was even in this world.
First I was blessed with a strong, loving mother, THEN He made me a big sister 😍 Then He forever changed me when we moved in with my grandma and I got learn from her and my mom every day ❤️ Then so many amazing and hard things followed as I grew from child to mother.
All the while, every moment, every struggle, every lesson from these incredible selfless women, was preparing me for the woman and mom I was meant to be ❤ I never understood ANY of it, I never saw it coming, and maybe you didn’t either?
Then something happened: God took my heart right out of my body and put it right in these two incredible girls I get to call mine 👭 He made me their mommy 🙌🏼🙌🏼 He was working it all together for my good, He really really was ❤
These amazing girls were the reason for all of it! For being raised by the strong and selfless women who taught me everything I know about being the mom I am today. Watching my mom and grandma as best friends made me want that with my own mom and I am so thankful I have it 👭
For my mom, choosing her children and their future and success at every turn, leaving the man she loved but was no good for her, only to protect and love us. Because of her strength I have zero doubts doing what is best for my girls (even when they don’t agree😉), it is second nature, it is inate and I have the very best example over and over again to draw from ❤
For the role of big sister, mediator, advice giver, blame taker, rule breaker and even sometimes bully 😬, it prepared me for everything I go through every day raising a big sister 😉 and a little sister, and allowed me to understand their relationship on a level I never could have without my beautiful baby sisters ❤️
For the moments I missed having a dad around, it prepared me to choose the right man to be their daddy, a good and strong man who would ALWAYS be there for them, In All the moments they want him there for and even in the ones they don’t 😉
For the illness of my grandma, who was my second parent, my best friend and an incredible woman, it taught me compassion and empathy and patience and as a mother I use those EVERY day ❤️
And even for my angel babies up there looking down and living in my heart, He was preparing my body, my marriage and my heart for these girls, for this scary and sometimes treacherous ride of motherhood and even in that grief I am thankful.
He continues to surround me with the strongest and most incredible women and I am thankful for each of them ❤️
But these girls, Kayden Elizabeth and Tenley Florence, they were written on my heart before I ever knew they were coming, it is incredibly obvious to me NOW, that THEY were the reason for it all, they are His plan, they are the freakin best 😍 They are the perfect mix of sweet and sassy, loving, giving, grateful, hilarious, intelligent, compassionate girls and they are my best friends❤ I mean, I literally miss them when they are sleeping and feel what they are feeling and hurt when they are hurting…I mean every word when I call them my heart, because Even though my physical heart is still inside my body, my “heart” for the world, for others, and the center of all my emotions is completely in their hands and dependent on their day and their mood. There is nothing that could be better than being their mommy and I am so thankful God chose me for the job all those years ago!
What is your pain in your past? What have you struggled to overcome? What is different about you and your story? I would really love to hear! Because I guarantee you, THOSE are the things that have prepared you for your future, your purpose, your real life. They are the things that hurt the most, but help you grow the best❤️ They are your story.
This Mothers Day my heart for all of you is to see and feel the purpose in your pain, because being a mom is not an easy job, so it goes to figure, it comes from a less than easy path ❤️ Find gratitude in it all, big and small, lead with gratitude.
As an Exclusive Member You are Invited to the VIP Spring Into Summer Goals Group!
Summer officially begins in 8 weeks! Memorial Day Weekend is in 4 weeks! Spring is here now!?!
I don’t know about you but that snuck up on me, my Summer Prep needs to kick it up a notch 😉 #winterbodineffect So I decided to run an exclusive members only (that’s you 😉 ) VIP Goals Group to not only get us ready for Summer, but to hit some big goals by Memorial Day!
I GUARANTEE that you will lose 10 lbs+ in these next 4 weeks, feel and look your best and be well on your way to being Summer ready all by the end of May!
Now I know you might be thinking “Oh sure if I workout like crazy and eat chicken breasts and broccoli I can do that” *insert eyeroll here* LET me stop you right there! Because I do not live on chicken and broccoli and I don’t think you should have to either. I am a lead by example Coach and I know what works because I am in the thick (no pun intended 😉 ) of it with you! I am on my journey and I have found what works and that is why I want to help others find it too! Your body needs food, and actually a lot of it, to lose eight and hit it’s goals! As for workouts? More time spent does not equal more results…30 minutes a day, 5 days a week is all I am asking you to commit…that plus TONS of yummy food and room for your favorite treats like pizza, wine and chocolate AND a guarantee to hit your goals?!?! I mean, c’mon, what are you waiting for? Accept my invite and get started with me kicking Winters butt and showing Summer we are ready for her to show up!
SO HOW DOES IT WORK?
Just click below to ACCEPT your invite to the VIP group before the spaces fill up, because this is a VIP group spaces are limited so I can focus my time and energy on those of you who are ready to hit some goals! Then I will be in touch to get you all set up and make sure you have everything you need to succeed!
It really is that simple! NOW for those of you who I am already working with closely or have your program and what it takes to be in the group, please still ACCEPT the invitation so your space is secured.
NOW FOR THE AMAZING NEWS!
This has never before been done! Beachbody has recently launched our All Access Pass to Beachbody On Demand, it’s basically the Netflix of fitness! You guys, this All Access Pass gets you EVERY SINGLE Beachbody fitness program ever released, every nutrition plan, first release access to all NEW Beachbody programs as they launch, AND Exclusive Club perks like meal planning with shopping lists for the entire YEAR! Not to mention the month free of Shakeology, my trusted Superfoods, the meal plan containers that you are going to use for everything and to hit your goals like never before, my one on one coaching and the support and accountability of our amazing VIP Spring Into Summer Goals Group! And of course, as always EVERYTHING has a complete 30 day money back guarantee, so if you aren’t happy with your results you get all your money back, no questions asked! I mean, talk about guaranteed success!
CHECK THIS OUT!
BONUS: The first 5 people to officially complete their enrollment into the group will receive a BONUS Goal Grabbing Goodie Bag to maximize success and jumpstart your results!
Let’s do this thing!
It is time for you to make a commitment to yourself. We are going to sweat, eat and support the hell out of each other as we burn off these winter bodies with a ton of positivity and we are going to have a whole lot of fun! This is the time to build momentum. I am not about quick fixes or magic cures, because I have tried most of those myself and NONE of them last, I am all about putting in constant work to make my life what I want it to be. True change and improvement is all about making a decision. This is your time to really make progress on your health and fitness. I do not want you to press pause on your life and enter that alternate reality for the next few months and then find yourself in the swimsuit isle dreading the most beautiful time of year. It really all depends on what you do with these next few months. Make a decision.
Who else is having an iced latte for lunch? I used to swing through the Starbucks drive through daily, even twice a day or more sometimes 😬 it wasn’t great for my budget or my waistline 😂 Don’t get me wrong, my lifestyle has plenty of treats, I enjoy caffeine, wine and pizza because what the heck am I working so hard for anyway if not to live my life right?! So the key word is “treats” not “daily” 😉. But Since making my Superfood lattes at home, I don’t even miss the overpriced coffees or the calories 😉 so I decided to look into it and see exactly what I was swapping out and here is the breakdown for those of you who are sitting where I was, in line, at a coffee shop, excited to guzzle down your daily treat 😘
Starbucks: $4.95+more if you add shots like I did 😬
Also… artificial flavors, “natural” flavors, caramel color… yuck.
So for all you Starbucks addicts looking to get your coffee fix but ditch the sugar, fat, and chemicals, and save some moolah…this is for you 😘
Message me to try a sample of this Superfood swap and I’ll send you my foolproof Starbucks copycat recipes so you can try it yourself!
Have you ever wondered what it would entail to become a Health, Wellness, or Fitness Coach? How much time I spend each week running my business, how I find clients and how the heck I get paid? Well you would be excited to learn that you need absolutely NO prior experience to become a successful Health, Wellness or Fitness Coach. I am looking for women that are passionate about health, nutrition and/or fitness or getting healthy and fit! If you have health goals (even if you aren’t currently working on them 😉 ) and you enjoy helping people, this opportunity is for you! THIS TUESDAY 4/25 I would love you to join me in my totally free virtual Open House and follow along as you have time and see what this whole thing is about and WHY so many women are finding success and happiness in this opportunity!
I am looking for women who are looking to learn more about this opportunity to work from home and set your own hours as a Health, Wellness or Fitness Coach. This week only I am offering this completely free Open House style virtual training in the requirements and details of becoming a Coach and how it works, what it takes and answering all your questions as well as offering next steps for those interested.
I will be filling only 10 open positions into our exclusive mentorship program for the month of May. These positions are open first come, first serve to active members of my Open House Training. An average weekly income for a Coach graduate from our mentorship program ranges between $200-$1,500 (Part-Time) and $1,500-$6,000 (Full-Time)
* Are motivated by helping others
* Are coachable
* Are a hard worker
* Are a team player, and
* Have a CAN DO, POSITIVE ATTITUDE
* Have LEADERSHIP qualities
* Are fitness minded or would like to work on your own health goals and inspire others.
* Are someone who has always had a true desire for making a difference in the lives of others
THEN THIS IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD BE IN!
**⚠️ Raw Post** Makeup free Monday! Before I embarked on this journey to self love and a healthier happier version of me YOU WOULD NOT catch me without mascara on, usually foundation and gloss too BARE MINIMUM… most days it was full face makeup from morning to night, it was so important to me to not be seen without my makeup that I would do it while driving even 😱 or before I would get out of bed when staying with friends or with house guests, before leaving the tent in the morning while camping…I didn’t want anyone to actually see ME. Now don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE makeup and using it and getting all dolled up, probably more than the next gal 😉 BUT I wasn’t using it to get “dolled up” or even to get ready for the day…I was using it as a mask, to cover years of acne, internal anxiety and depression and a whole heck of a lot of self doubt and loathing. My plan was to present a put together sunny face so people wouldn’t be tempted to look too much deeper and see all the jagged, broken, not so pretty pieces inside 💔 And it was working pretty well at keeping people at bay, even the people closest to me had no idea what I was struggling with, and for some of them this may be the first time they learn of it. But anxiety and depression had their claws in me and there were days I wouldn’t even look in mirrors, I literally would brag about being able to do my makeup without looking in a mirror but the only reason I knew how to do that was because I hated looking at myself so much that I would refuse to do it, but I wasn’t willing to sacrifice my “mask” of makeup so I learned how to do it without my reflection, because I couldn’t trust my refection, it had led me astray before and I just knew it was lying to me every time I thought I looked okay or had a semi-positive thought about myself.
There are so many reasons I thought I was broken, unworthy, “ugly” and most of them start from my earliest memories of being teased at school and have been “compound fractures” of my self esteem through years of anxiety and people pleasing… BTW if you haven’t figured it out yet, you can’t find self worth in pleasing others 😉 If someone could have shared that with me 20 years ago my journey would look a lot different. Self worth comes from exactly where it says it does, yourself! And you get there by working on YOU not by pleasing others, over achieving or “looking” put together. You get there by shining light on the broken, dark and HARD as fuck to look at crap in your baggage and calling it out and taking its power away! You get there by finding a way to love yourself in spite of and even in thanks to, your struggles and pain. You get there by recognizing you want more for yourself and being willing to work hard to get it! These are not easy things, and in some cases they feel downright impossible BUT I promise you that once you decide you are worth it, once YOU DECIDE to find a way to work towards healing your wounds, once YOU DECIDE to own all your pieces, broken or whole, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO BE YOUR TRUE SELF and that true self is beautiful with broken edges that have been soldered back together and jagged pieces that are sharp but stunning when the sunlight hits them, like a stained glass window made of a thousand tiny pieces all different shapes and sizes, imagine if you blacked out and covered half the picture, you would be depriving people of its true beauty! That is YOU, a thousand shapes and colors and sizes and when you let the light shine into all of them you are a stunning piece of art worthy of affection and love and don’t deprive the world of your unique beauty!
So today is makeup free Monday in my house and I am stepping out and sharing my bare skin, no mascara, no mask…just me because anxiety and depression are some of my jagged pieces but I’m taking back the power and shining the light on them and honestly, when I started this “weight loss journey” I never would have imagined the biggest transformation would be in my mind… I don’t hate my reflection, I actually am pretty proud of who I am and even what I look like, and those are words I NEVER thought I would speak, let alone without makeup on 😉 So don’t let the world break you down and tell you how to look and feel, own your pain, your struggles and your demons because they are part of your story, they are part of you, and you are enough, you are amazing, and you deserve your very best life…don’t waste this short time we have hiding who you are, step into the light and be unapologetically YOU, life is too short to live it trying to meet someone else’s standards. Don’t waste your precious time, spend it learning to love yourself for all that you are and go after all that you want for yourself because you can be and do anything when you are wholeheartedly yourself ❤❤❤❤